This blog is brought to the Prior Lake~Savage Area School District by the Energy Efficiency Coordinator for ISD 719. Check back often for new posts including news, information, fun facts, energy saving tips and sustainability initiatives.
From the home office in White Bear Lake, see the inspiring
and personal message below from Class 5 Energy Inc., the parent company of Schools
for Energy Efficiency, in recognition of Energy Awareness month.
Keys... in drawers, we all have them, many keys sit in drawers for years until you can't remember what the key is from so why not recycle them? Redtail Ridge Elementary students in Savage are collecting keys for recycling as a fund raiser for their school. The students are currently trick or treating for keys asking for old, discarded and unused keys for recycling.
Here a couple of things to keep in mind:
Approximately 16 keys weigh 1 pound
1 pound of yellow brass recycled currently yields $1.95
K & K Metal Recycling will return 100% of the profit to Redtail Ridge
700 pounds of keys would yield $1,365 for the school
You can drop off your keys at Redtail Ridge, 15200 Hampshire in Savage (near PLHS) through November 11th or at the District Services Center in Prior Lake, 4540 Tower Street (behind the Post Office) through November 9th.
Be sure to run full loads of dishes and laundry. Using your clothes or dishwasher for frequent small loads wastes water. By running these machines when full, you will save up to 20 gallons of water per load, or 7,300 gallons a year. That is as much water as the average person drinks in their lifetime.