New Mexico launches ENERGY STAR challenge for schools

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lt. Governor Diane Denish will be meeting with New Mexico school superintendents tomorrow to discuss energy cost saving measures. Our school districts spend more than $60 million on energy costs per year. "I'm challenging each school district to cut its energy use by 10 percent because during these tough economic times we all need to think outside the box to save money and be more energy efficient. Making our schools more energy efficient will save millions of dollars per year will send our students an important message about protecting our environment and energy resources. This measure alone won't fix our state's budget shortfall but it's an example of one creative measure we can take to be more fiscally responsible. We must find more like it," said Lt. Governor Diane Denish.