Alaska is the latest state chosen to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's "Wind For Schools" program. The state will receive $60,000 a...
Alaska is the latest state chosen to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's "Wind For Schools" program. The state will receive $60,000 a year to fund K-20 science education materials and curricula around wind energy. Wind Powering America specifically aims to "raise awareness in rural America about the benefits of wind energy" while educating the next generation about the development and application of wind technologies. As part of the grant, small wind turbines will be installed at elementary and secondary schools across Alaska and will be managed in collaboration with the Center for Energy and Power at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.Photo: Flickr / tdr1This post originally appeared on www.refresheverything.com, as part of GOOD's collaboration with the Pepsi Refresh Project, a catalyst for world-changing ideas. Find out more about the Refresh campaign, or to submit your own idea today.