Horry Electric Helps Students Become Super Energy Savers

Left to right; Toni Gore, public relations and marketing assistant for Horry Electric; Lisa Skipper, Merinda Luse, Melissa Buehler and Donna Wiley,who are Waccamaw Elementary School 4th grade teachers; Ricky Lowder, senior marketing representative for Horry Electric and Barbara Ammons, principal of Waccamaw Elementary School.

Fourth-graders at elementary schools in Horry County can now learn all about how to save energy and save their families money,  thanks to Horry Electric Cooperative

Today,  representatives of the co-op delivered  Super Energy Saver kits to the  fourth-grade teachers at Waccamaw Elementary and dropped off a supply at the Horry County School District Office so they can be delivered to the rest of the fourth-grade classrooms in Horry County.    The kits help teach students about electricity, electrical safety, energy savings and renewable energy.

Sponsored by the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of South Carolina, each Super Energy Saver kit includes activity booklets, energy-saving checklists, certificates and glow in the dark light switch covers featuring CFL Charlie.

The kits work together with an online component, www.palmettopower.com, which includes a South Carolina standards-based collection of learning activities for K-7 teachers and students.

“Knowledge is power and knowledge about wise energy use is powerful indeed,” says James P. “Pat” Howle, executive vice president and CEO for Horry Electric.   “That’s why we’re putting these Super Energy Saver kits into the hands of the educators who teach our future co-op members.”

October is Cooperative Month and Energy Efficiency Awareness Month and Horry Electric Cooperative is celebrating both by distributing the educational kits to all third-grade classrooms in Horry County.

During Cooperative Month, Horry Electric joins cooperatively owned businesses worldwide to highlight “the cooperative difference,” Howle notes.  “Co-ops are member-owned, not-for-profit businesses that operate by seven Cooperative Principles.  For instance, we provide education and information for our member-owners about wise power use, and we show commitment to community every day,” he says. 

Horry Electric Cooperative is one of more than 700 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives across America.  Touchstone Energy co-ops serve members with an emphasis on core values including integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

Check out these other energy education programs offered by Horry Electric Cooperative for kids of all ages.

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