ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To engage and educate students on the importance of energy awareness, Saint
Paul Public Schools has partnered with Post-it® Brand from 3M
to launch the Post-it® Notes Energy Project – a program developed
to show students that “You’ve Got the Power” when it comes to
environmental leadership. To celebrate the launch, Post-it® Brand will
host two half-day events at Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-8 Magnet School
and Battle Creek Middle School for hundreds of eighth grade students on
November 8 and November 9, 2012.
3M employees will visit the two schools and sponsor a series of
interactive workshops to spread environmental awareness and to
demonstrate how Post-it® Notes can be used as a fun reminder tool to
help save energy. This program is part of the larger 3M
Visiting Wizards initiative that encourages students to become
interested in science and technology.
“We’re thrilled to be working with 3M to help educate our students on
the importance of environmental stewardship,” said Shannon Pinc, Energy
and Sustainability Coordinator for the District. “This program not only
supports our middle school environmental sciences unit, which focuses on
energy production and conservation, but it also truly engages and
inspires our students to start making small changes for the better.”
During the events 3M employees will host ten “wizard stations” where
they will conduct various science experiments spanning subjects like
cryogenics, wind energy, simple machines and groundwater, among others.
Students will learn the different ways energy is made, the many forms it
takes, the ways in which it is used and how it can be conserved.
Students will also learn how much energy their own schools use and will
compete to reduce their school’s energy consumption.
“The Post-it® Notes Energy Project is an exciting and engaging way to
help students understand the impact each and every person can have when
it comes to making changes that affect our planet,” said Michele Whyle,
Head of Sustainability and Quality, 3M Consumer Products Business.
“Through our interactive workshops, we want to inspire kids to be
passionate leaders within their community and understand that simple
solutions, like using a Post-it® Note as a reminder to turn off the
lights, are the types of small steps that spark big changes.”
Directly following the events, 3M will ask students to put their
knowledge to the test and create “energy teams” to help investigate
their school’s energy use. 3M will work with the student teams and
schools to evaluate the energy consumption and create a conservation
plan, with the ultimate goal of helping the school obtain an ENERGY
The Post-it® Notes Energy Project is another way 3M is demonstrating
their continued commitment to sustainability and environmental
education. Post-it® Brand is a leader in providing sustainable office
supplies products, including Post-it® Greener Notes and Post-it® Super
Sticky Recycled Notes.
For more information about Saint Paul Public Schools, please visit www.spps.org.
To learn more about Post-it Brand, please visit www.post-it.com.
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