Feb. 25, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Grade 6 students are being challenged by NB Power to demonstrate how their classes would save electricity.
NB Power issued this challenge today by calling for submissions for its second annual Earth Day Conservation Education Challenge.
"We are proud to join with the local school districts once again in raising awareness of the importance of conservation," said Darren Murphy, vice-president, transmission, distribution and customer service. "Last year, we received many creative ideas from schools across the province, and it was evident that a great deal of hard work was put into these projects. This year, we continue to look for new ideas on what we can all do to conserve electricity at home, at work or at school."
The top entries (10 anglophone schools and 10 francophone schools) will receive an Earth Day award of $1,000, to be presented on Earth Day, April 22.
The contest details are as follows:
The NB Power Group employs more than 2,500 New Brunswickers and consists of a holding company and four operating companies. The group operates one of North America's most diverse networks of generating stations, consisting of nuclear-, hydro-, coal-, oil- and diesel-powered stations, with an installed net capacity of 3,959 MW. The NB Power Group is committed to serving its more than 375,000 customers with safe, reliable and efficient electricity.
MEDIA CONTACT: Heather MacLean, manager, media relations, NB Power, 506-458-6618, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.