Rosa Parks Elementary School
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As a Renewable School, Rosa Parks Elementary in Portland, Oregon is building a dedicated community of renewable energy educators, generating clean energy through their 1.1-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system, and leveraging the system as an educational tool to bring energy topics to life in their classrooms. The school, a model of efficient design, has received recognition as a LEED® Certified Green Building.
Rosa Parks' teachers will use the photovoltaic system to enhance their classes. Thanks to support from the Energy Trust of Oregon in 2006, educators within the school received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and complete access to the resources available on the Solar4RSchools.org website.