Alliance to Save Energy Celebrates ‘Earth Apple Award’ Recipients With March 10 Event on Capitol Hill

Release Date: Monday, March 7, 2005

Washington, D.C., March 7 – The Alliance to Save Energy, U.S. lawmakers and congressional staff, and leaders in energy education will celebrate the winners of the Alliance’s 2003-2004 Earth Apple Awards for educational achievement in energy efficiency at a Capitol Hill ceremony here on March 10. Members of Congress are to present the awards to the winning schools in their districts, and each school will display an exhibit of its accomplishments at the event.

The Earth Apple Awards recognize K-12 schools whose students, teachers, and staff have excelled at saving energy in their own school buildings as well as in their communities at large, and in incorporating energy efficiency into their curricula.

The winners and presenters are:

  • San Gorgonio High School, San Bernardino, Calif., receives the Alliance’s top award, the Golden Apple Award and also takes first place in the high school competition; Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) (invited).
  • Baldi Middle School, Philadelphia, Pa., is the winner in the middle school category; Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) (confirmed).
  • Burrel Elementary School in Burrel, Calif., is the winner in the elementary school category; Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) (invited).

The March 10 awards ceremony will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 2325 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Details on the winning schools’ accomplishments is available at http://ase.org/content/article/detail/1822.

The Earth Apple Awards are part of the Alliance’s Green Schools program that promotes energy savings and education about energy efficiency in K-12 schools. See the Green Schools website for more information.