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CARICOM ENERGY WEEK SCHOOL EXHIBITIONS SUCCESS

Fortis at CHHS

EUD at HJRProvidenciales, 09 Dec 2014 – Exhibitions held at the Clement Howell and the Helena J. Robinson High Schools as part of the local activities to observes CARICOM Energy Week in November, were quite successful.

The exhibits and interaction with students and staff of the two secondary schools raised the level of awareness of smart energy use, as well as the promotion of renewable energy technologies in achieving a more sustainable economy.

The event organized by the Government’s Energy and Utilities Department, was well supported by local electricity service provider, FortisTCI, a well as local green energy companies, Urban Green Environment, and Green Energy Trail.

The exhibition showcased real as well as demonstration models powered by renewable energy, interactive animations as well as flyers and brochures featuring an abundance of information on simple steps that can be employed to conserve energy, as well as the benefits of energy efficiency appliances and renewable energy technologies, such as solar photovoltaic, wind and solar water heating systems.

Malike Cummings, Energy & Utilities Manager Commissioner stated; “We were impressed by the level of interest, attentiveness and engagement of the students as well as teachers, who all seemed quite fascinated by the wealth of information available on sustainable energy initiatives, as well as the simple behavioral changes that can be taken to minimize energy wastage.

“The intention is to continue to target the youth through collaborative efforts between the Department and the local partners, by reaching out to the schools throughout the TCI to increase the level of awareness and to create a passion in the youth population to bring about behavioral changes that will ensure smarter energy use now and into the future.”

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