REACH donated 28 LED light bulbs to Wind In The Willows Early Learning center and hosted an energy conservation workshop for their students. It has been roughly 4 months since the LED lights have been installed and we wanted to follow up with Wind In The Willows to find out how much energy they were saving.
It turns out, they are seeing dramatic savings. Their electricity bill was reduced by 50%. Their total bill (gas and electric) was reduced by 35%. This amounts to a savings of $40 a month. Which gets reinvested back into the school. Leah Meakin, Wind In The Willows Director, comments on a few follow up questions we asked her.
How are you enjoying your new lighting?
Leah: ”We love our lights! In fact visitors to the school have commented on the quality of light that we get from our Elemental LED bulbs!”
How will that money be reinvested back into the school?
Leah: ”Honestly, any money we save around here goes straight back into the school. Our top 2 areas of preference are Tuition and teacher salaries. The less we spend on our energy bill the more likely we won’t have to raise tuition or we can increase teacher salaries!”
How do you feel about Elemental LED, a for-profit company who is leveraging the REACH program to give back to the community?
Leah: “We feel great about Elemental LED supporting The REACH Program! And since we worked with The REACH Program we feel great about spreading the word about the program and Elemental LED! Win-win to my way of thinking!”
“The program is helping future generations gain an understanding of the importance of energy conservation and reduction, which helps them understand that they are part of the community, and that we all have to work together to make a difference.”
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