LIGHTBULB MOMENT: Mundubbera State School’s sustainability leaders examine the new energy-saving lights.
LIGHTBULB MOMENT: Mundubbera State School’s sustainability leaders examine the new energy-saving lights. Tobi Loftus

Mundubbera school turns off the lights for education

MUNDUBBERA State School has introduced a new project to teach students about saving electricity.

Principal Peter Townsend said the project, called Innovation with Electricity - Decreasing our Footprint, had resulted in the lights in the school library being replaced with energy- efficient sensor lights.

"It's about having a discussion with students and staff about keeping awareness of savings and our carbon footprint," Mr Townsend said.

"We're firstly doing this through the automatic use of sensors.

"Secondly, changing the habits of the students through turning off the lights and air-conditioning."

Funding for the program and the installation of 150 new LED lights was provided by Ergon Energy as part of the Ergon Energy Community Fund.

"We are trying to get more source funding to make sure all lights in the school become energy-efficient," Mr Townsend said.


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