In an effort to both think green and save green, the Washougal School District has begun several energy conservation initiatives.
These include putting a ‘green team’ of staff, students and parents at every school, and completing energy audits in all facilities with the goal of reducing energy consumption and costs.
“Perhaps one of our most important gains has been in the area of staff and student awareness that energy conservation is a priority,” Superintendent Teresa Baldwin said.
Currently, the district is working to revamp the heating and cooling systems at Washougal High School.
“It is the facility with the highest energy use, so it was one of our first concerns,” Baldwin said.