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Students prevent more than 1.5 million pounds of CO2 emissions.

Students prevent more than 1.5 million pounds of CO2 emissions.

Screenshot: Winning video for the 2012 Green Cup Video ChallengeSo Fresh and So Green This year, during the fifth annual Green Cup Challenge , students from 116 schools in 22 states collectively prevented 1,567,562 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) from being released into the atmosphere in just four weeks. And the top school in the challenge reduced energy use by more than 30 percent. The Green Cup Challenge is an inter-school energy conservation challenge, for grades K-12, sponsored by the nonprofit Green Schools Alliance. This year's challenge was held over a four week period from Jan. 18-Feb. 15 to coincide with peak energy use for schools over the winter months. Students and staff at participating schools were asked to conserve electricity, raise environmental awareness, and decrease their campus’s carbon footprint. Here's the list of this year's top 10 energy reducing s...

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