LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Jan. 23, 2009)—George Washington Carver Elementary School in Chaptico, St. Mary's County, was named the top energy saver for the month of December 2008, with a 27 percent reduction in electric consumption, compared to the month of December 2007. According to St. Mary's County public school officials, the school realized a cost savings of $1,800.
On Wednesday, the energy flag was presented to Ms. Annette Wood, principal of the school, Ms. Donna Mix, the school's Green School coordinator, and George Washington Carver Elementary School's Environmental Protectors. The flag will be flown at the school for approximately one month and will then be presented to the school that achieves this honor for the month of January.
The Top Energy Saver program is a new initiative by the school district to encourage energy savings in their facilities.