Raglan Area School - Raglan - 2 kW

Environmental consciousness is one of the things that defines the Raglan community. We as a school are trying our best to have this consciousness flow throughout our school community also.

Our kura is involved in many environmental initiatives from Year 1-13. 

We are also part of the Clean up New Zealand yearly rubbish collection, Coast to Coast, and have attended Enviroschool's Youth Jam. Raglan Area School is a Silver award Enviroschool. We are also one of the first pilot Enviroschools.
We teach environmental science throughout the school, at all levels, as an integrating strand. A particular challenge for us is to provide a 'standard' across the full range of schooling, Years 0 - 13.

Gaining these solar panels from Genesis Energy makes us very proud and excited about the learning opportunities that come with it. The resources meet the challenge for a broad platform of education across the whole school. We also see it as a visual way to display our environmental consciousness to the rest of the community. Importantly it models alternatives to our students and community at a time of intense debate around renewable/sustainable energy sources, especially wind farming.

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... Personal Computers
*running continuously for 1 month
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Enough to Power
... 42-inch Plasma TVs*
*running continuously for 1 month
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