Make the Most of ENERGY STAR® in Celebration of its 20th Birthday!

GEF and National Grid have partnered to launch the 2012 National Grid ENERGY STAR T-Shirt contest in celebration of Energy Star’s 20th birthday!  GEF is calling on students to submit their T-Shirt designs for a chance to win $250 cash and a classroom supply of T-Shirts printed with their winning design!  Submit your designs to GEF by March 22nd.  Winners will be announced on Earth Day (April 22nd) 2012!

Applicants must be residents of National Grid territory states which include New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.  National Grid employees will vote to choose one winner from New York and a second winner from New England.  So get your students thinking about their energy saving wish for 2012 and start designing!  If you need a creative start, check out GEF’s inspirational drawings, and find all contest rules and application information on GEF’s website.

To fully appreciate ENERGY STAR’s 20th birthday celebration, we must understand the importance of ENERGY STAR.  Students can discover more about energy and our planet with the ENERGY STAR Kids website.  ENERGY STAR Kids shows children why our planet needs their help and how they can keep our planet healthy!  In addition to fun facts, ENERGY STAR provides a section for parents and teachers that includes lessons plans, games, activities, campaigns and pledges.

Take it one step further by making the commitment to purchase ENERGY STAR products for your home and classroom.  Check out the EPA’s website to find a list of approved products from appliances and lightbulbs, to building supplies and computers, all of which  have passed the stringent requirements to earn the ENERGY STAR label.

Now’s the time! Join ENERGY STAR and help keep our planet healthy!

About Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Mission Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability Education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit to register for free and to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities.
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