Mount Pleasant Independent School District (MPISD), located in Mount Pleasant, Texas, is a Texas Education Agency-recognized district that serves more than 5,500 students in buildings covering approximately 1,000,000 square feet of space. The district's mission is to provide an education that allows students to make choices with confidence so that they leave MPISD with the skills necessary to become productive citizens. The district, an ENERGY STAR Partner since 2010, has worked with Energy Education Inc. to reduce energy and water consumption while saving money and making a positive impact on the environment.
MPISD has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving efficiency by more than 10 percent compared to a 2009 baseline and as a Top performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 87 across its portfolio of buildings. Energy Education awarded the district the Stewardship Award for sustained energy conservation and a positive impact on the environment in 2010 and the Energy Environmental Excellence Award in 2011. The administration and all staff members are to be commended for fulfilling their commitment to being good stewards of the organization's energy dollars and the environment. As of October 2011, the district has accumulated nearly $500,000 worth of energy saving and has prevented the emissions of more than 930 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 24,050 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.