Unplugged Energy Project

ACE's Unplugged energy project makes it easy and downright awesome for teens to save their school money, cut CO2 and fight climate change. 

History: In 2011-2012, ACE hosted an energy competition using this project where over 100 schools competed to reduce energy use on their campus. See our winners from Fall 2011 and the Spring 2012 recap for more details. In 2012-2013, Pacific Gas & Electric sponsored a competition for select schools in California to cut carbon and win grant money with Unplugged and Chicago Public Schools brought this program to local schools and gave service learning credits to participants. 

The competition is over, but the Unplugged resources still give your Action Team an awesome way to fight climate change and help your school save money. Check them out below. 

Save energy. Save the world.


How the Project Works: Reduce your school's energy use by turning down the lights and slaying gnarly energy vampires, like TVs and computers. Try to save as much energy as you can over the course of three weeks and get your school into good energy-saving habits. 



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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) knows that a community's energy doesn't always arrive through power lines. It comes from the actions and efforts of those who live there. PG&E's goal is to engage, support and improve the neighborhoods where customers and employees live and work. Whether by helping local communities launch new school programs for students interested in the energy industry or by providing clean energy alternatives to underserved neighborhoods. PG&E supports innovative programs that give students and teachers opportunities to learn and prepare for their future, the future of California and the future of the energy industry.