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Green Power Switch News

Vol. 4, No. 2 — Spring 2004


Fourth-Graders Raise Money to Purchase Cleaner Electricity for Their School

image of kids and GPS employeesFour class officers from Bess T. Shepard Elementary School in Chattanooga represented the entire fourth-grade class and purchased blocks of Green Power Switch from EPB for their school. The students held a fund-raiser and raised enough money to purchase 13 blocks, which provide nearly 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity generated from renewable sources.

“Through Dr. Shock’s performance in EPB’s ‘Play It Safe’ and Junior Achievement, the children became very aware that all Chattanooga residents need to become better stewards of their community and the world in which we live. We congratulate them on their enthusiasm and the great example they are setting for other area students and their community,” said Karlene Claridy, EPB’s public relations coordinator.

The students, accompanied by their teacher, actually made the transaction of purchasing green power blocks from an EPB cashier. EPB not only provided goody bags for the students and their classmates, but it also scheduled a very special visit from EPB’s famous friends, Dr. Shock and Louie the Lightning Bug.

“It is our hope that future generations will become more aware and get involved in creating a cleaner environment for our community,” said Hosea Pierce, EPB’s community relations coordinator.

Poster Contest Winners

image of poster winnersGreen Power Switch thanks all the students who participated in our “Building a Green Power Future” poster contest and school assembly. All of the posters submitted were outstanding. We are proud to announce that students from East Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, were our grand prize winners. Individual contest winners from grades K-4 include:

Alexis Tobitt, Evan Gordon, Jacob Brown, Darcy Duncan, Nathan Walls, and Darrius German.

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In this issue

Leading Corporations Visit Buffalo Mountain

A Business in the Spotlight
Also: Earth Day Events

Fourth-Graders Raise Money to Purchase Cleaner Electricity for Their School

Also: Poster Contest Winners

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Generation & Participation Updates

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