School takes on challenge to become ‘greener'

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(KSL News) Students at Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School have challenged themselves to kick their power-wasting habits. It's upper school students versus middle school students to see which side can cut their energy use by 20 percent, with a deadline of Feb. 23.

The competition started off with a lightweight bout between the two principals trying to shut off a lamp while wearing boxing gloves. The high school won that round.

The school says shutting off an unused light or computer or cell phone charger can help the environment. "Teaching people, educating people on the small steps in changes in behavior; everything makes a difference," said Mary Jacquin, sustainability consultant for the school.

One hundred and fifty schools in the United States and Canada have also taken the "Green Cup Challenge." Rowland Hall-St. Mark's hopes another Utah school will join in.

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