Local Students Rise to Energy Filmmaking Challenge

In early November, Friday Harbor Film Festival attendees enjoyed more than 40 documentaries featuring stories of the Pacific Rim. An exciting new component of the Film Festival was the Young Filmmakers Challenge, sponsored by an OPALCO Energy Education grant. The winning film, produced by Spring Street School students Max Kessler, Per Black, and Conrad Bermann, explored climate change, a passive home, and other elements of energy efficiency and sustainable living with members of our island communities. You can watch their film, titled “Searching for Green”, by clicking here. Congratulations to Max, Per, and Conrad!

OPALCO is excited about projects that engage local students in ongoing energy efficiency and conservation education. For more information, or to request an application for OPALCO’s Energy Education Grant Program, please contact Amy Saxe at 360-376-3571.

Solar for Schools Project launched!

Community Solar for Schools

OPALCO has partnered with the San Juan Islands Conservation District, Islands Energy, and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation to launch a Solar for Schools Project. Four solar electric systems will be installed at the public schools on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan, and Shaw Islands in early 2015.

This exciting new project will deliver renewable energy to our public schools and participants will receive a payback through production incentives.

Click this month’s billing insert icon for more information and to find out how to participate!