Monday, September 24, 2012

Six Middle Schools Earn $500 from San Diego Energy Challenge

Pacific Beach Middle School

The San Diego Energy Challenge has awarded six San Diego Unified middle schools $500 grants as part of a program to see how much energy San Diegans can save at home.

Principals from Farb and DePortola in Tierrasanta, Pacific Beach Middle, Mann in City Heights, Lewis in Allied Gardens, and Dana in Point Loma all received checks from San Diego Gas and Electric. Schools receive checks based on the number of SDG&E customers that sign up and the amount of energy the users save.

The school whose sign-ups save the most energy will win the grand prize of $10,000, while the school with the highest percentage of sign-ups will win $5,000. There are also other great prizes, so SDG&E says it pays to invite your neighbors and friends. The more energy you save and the more sign-ups your school receives, the greater the chances of winning.

As of Sept. 21, the leading school in the challenge is charter Albert Einstein Middle School, followed by Pacific Beach Middle, Creative Performing Media Arts, High Tech Middle, Roosevelt, Montgomery, Dana, Challenger, Taft and Wilson. (See full list of schools and standings)

For more information on the program, go to