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Learning about energy is fun when you include energy hogs! The Energy Hog Challenge is a set of classroom activities that guide children through lessons about different sources of energy, how we use energy at home, and how to bust energy hogs to save energy. Each student can become an Official Energy Hog Buster upon completion of the lessons. It covers the subject areas of Science, Math, Technology, Language Arts and Social Studies, and meets national learning standards and is designed for grade levels 2-6.

When children become Official Energy Hog Busters, they will:

  • Learn good energy-saving habits
  • Bring their lessons home to help their families save money by reducing home energy bills
  • Protect natural resources for future generations
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Schools spend more on energy than on computers and textbooks combined! Reducing energy use is an effective way to help cash-strapped schools funnel more money into the classroom instead of the local utility company. Just as important, the concept of energy efficiency provides multidisciplinary learning opportunities in math, science, and language arts. The Alliance to Save Energy's Green Schools program offers educators a wide range of tools and resources to bring energy efficiency into the classroom to save energy while helping students build vital real-world skills.

Want the Energy Hog to visit your school? Check out the Energy Hog Traveling Road Show!

Follow these links for more information about the Alliance to Save Energy.

Green Schools Program

Green Campus Pilot Program

ENERGY STAR® is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Results are already adding up. In 2004 alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy to power 24 million homes and avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 20 million cars - all while saving $10 billion.