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June 11, 2015

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MRH Goes Green!

Green Power Partner Logo Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is finding new ways to go green. MRH has joined the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership program and are using close to 15% percent of our electricity as strictly green power. That compares to taking more than 84 cars off the road for a year. Find out more about the benefits of green power: www.epa.gov/greenpower.   

MRH now has Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) in place, which overall improves renewable energy project economics, helping recover the cost of generating green power. RECs are tradable, non-tangible energy commodities that represent proof that electricity is being generated from an eligible renewable energy resource. MRH uses solar panels to help achieve some of these goals.

“This is such a good investment for our District, it helps with our sustainability goals and practices. With our particular level of RECs, the District will aid in preventing the release of 200,666 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. The biggest benefit that we have seen is the overall positive impact that we are having on not only our community, but also our world. At MRH we like to think that we are playing a major leadership role in encouraging those around us to live a more green life and hopefully urging others to embrace more daily green practices,” says Amber Silver, Director of Buildings and Grounds.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.