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2017SustainabilityChallenge

 

 

Announcing The Winners of the

2017 WEF STEM EXPO

SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE

 

Heightened Interest in Renewable Energy

Sparks Power to Choose Program



Wellesley, MA, April 9, 2017 -- The Wellesley Education Foundation, Wellesley Green Schools, and the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant are proud to announce the finalists and winners of the 2017 Sustainability Challenge.

 

Since the Town of Wellesley is working to increase its national ranking for voluntary renewable energy through the Power To Choose Program -- and make its lower carbon footprint goal -- this year’s Sustainability Challenge was very topical. Wellesley students were asked, "How might renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro, etc.) impact your life and the environment in the future?"

 

Students from every school across the district in grades 2-8 rose to the challenge and submitted a variety of entries including poems, diagrams, 3-D models, songs, videos, essays and more.  

 

“It was evident that these students put in a great deal of time and energy into researching the topic, forming opinions and creating their projects,” said Jessica Stanton, of Wellesley Green Schools. “Although the topics varied from how renewable energy is healthier for people and our planet, to its financial and energy security benefits, the one common theme was their enthusiasm for renewable energy.  Many families reported that there were lots of energy discussions in their homes,” Stanton said.

 

Residents wishing to learn more and sign up to get renewable energy in their homes -- from local sources including Spruce Mountain Wind Farm in Maine -- can go to the Town of Wellesley’s site, WellesleyPowerToChoose.

 

Congratulations to the WEF STEM EXPO Sustainability Challenge Winners:

 

Allison Chung

 

Audrey Johannes

 

Clarissa Ko

 

Max Goldenson

 

Nalini Fiorillo

 

Noa Helmbrecht

 

Olivia Caiazzo

 

Alexa Peak, Dylan Peak

 

Arabella Hardgrave, Kate Cooney

 

Jaron Jacobs, Tom Burton, Jason Cannistraro

 

Congratulations to the WEF STEM EXPO Sustainability Challenge Finalists:

 

Adrian Daigle

 

Alden White

 

Annabel Abdelal

 

Christopher Cerda

 

Clark Taylor-Smith

 

Eli Wechsler

 

Ellie Bedard

 

Zoe Maggioni

 

Abby Lothian

 

Emily Svingen

 

Eva Papapetropoulos

 

Gregory Y. Chung

 

Hadley Giesser

 

Hadley Keally

 

Ellie Taylor

 

Hannah Cronin

 

Jack Gibson

 

Anton Sodervall

 

Kyra Hwang

 

Lizzie Lahive

 

Leah Wechsler

 

Maria Paz Lopez-Benitez

 

Samantha Tarlow

 

Sana Samal

 

Stephen Brown

 

Ty Cronin

 

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