Students to get a lesson in conserving energy

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Some Region 8 students will soon be getting a lesson in conserving energy from the people who know about it.

A joint project between the city of Jonesboro and City, Water, and Light will soon be educating seventh graders in the area.

In 2009, the city of Jonesboro applied for a grant from the Department of Energy and was awarded it. Part of that money is being used to fund the "Living Wise" project. This will use a variety of products to promote and educate energy conservation.

Heather Clements is the Jonesboro Grants Administrator and said they really want to educate the seventh graders on the importance of energy efficiency and give them the tools to practice it. "We hope they take this knowledge through these kits and the Living Wise Program to their families and educate their families," said Clements.

There will be nine activities total that will be implemented into the community.

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