Tuesday, December 6, 2011

School Wins Green Competition

The Texas School for the Deaf has won the Global Green USA Green School Makeover Competition. That means the Austin school gets $130,000 toward a green makeover. Nominated by Austin's Francisco's Salon, the school beat out more than 220 other entries from both public and private schools. The renovation plans include: 

  • Retrofitting light fixtures to allow for energy efficient bulbs and motion-activated lights 
  • Hands-free faucets 
  • Collecting rainwater in barrels to be used for watering the school grounds 
  • Reusable water bottles and a tap filtration system Hands-free hand dryers 
  • Adding recycling bins to the campus 
  •  An education program