• Clean Air Day

    Posted by Kelly Kollar on 10/3/2018 6:30:00 AM

    Welcome to California’s first ever Clean Air Day! The Coalition for Clean Air, founded in 1971, has a history of success when it comes to air quality issues including creating California’s original Smog Check program in 1981 and ensuring a national ban on “perc”, a toxic dry cleaning chemical. They’ve even helped pass legislation to get 1 million electric vehicles on California roads by 2025! This year they are taking on a statewide effort to show just how easy it is for individuals and organizations to clear the air. This endeavor is the first of its kind and “provides an easy, fun way for every Californian to get involved.” People across the state will be combining their efforts to improve the health of their communities and are asked to pledge to clear the air!

    If you’d like to pledge to clear the air this October 3 rd , you can do so by clicking the link here!

     

    This graphic shows sources of air pollution in California

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  • Energy Team Takes on Twitter

    Posted by Kelly Kollar on 9/21/2018 1:35:00 PM

    Guys! We have a Twitter account AND we’re going to start using it! That’s right. We’re not sure what this platform is going to look like for us yet, but we’re excited to bring you all more updates (and jokes obviously) in a different format that may be more applicable to your everyday life! You can find us at @TVUSDEnergy by following this link!

    Be sure to follow us and if you don’t have a Twitter account, don’t fret! You can still get our updates sent to your phone as a text message without evening having to sign up for Twitter (and the best part is you can stop them at any time too). Send a text message to 40404 and put in the body of the text “Follow @TVUSDEnergy” and voila! You will now be following your favorite Energy Team and all of our fun shenanigans! We are going to be bringing you all some great (condensed) content in this Challenge year and we hope you’ll join us for the ride!  

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  • The Energy Team Goes to Rotary

    Posted by Kelly Kollar on 7/31/2018 9:00:00 AM

    On Tuesday morning, May 8th, 2018, the Energy Team had the opportunity to join Temecula's Sunrise Rotary Club at Pechanga for their weekly meeting. One of the members, Marti Treckman, reached out to us after years of wanting to learn about our program and asked us to come in and speak to the group on all that the team has been up to! She had this article in mind when asking us to speak and we are so grateful that she thought our story was one of interest! You can find the article by following this link.

    For those of you who may not know, Sunrise Rotary Club was established in 1987 and has had programs over the years that have benefited the cities of Temecula, Riverside, and San Bernardino; as well as many more around the world. The club has given out more than $250,000 in scholarships to local students, conducts a literacy program, sends local students to Rotary Leadership Camp, sponsors Interact at Chaparral High School, and so much more! 

    We had so much fun getting to know the members and enjoying breakfast with them. We hope to come back in the future! 

    If you would like to learn more about the Sunrise Rotary Club, you can find their website by following this link.

     

     

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  • Green Ribbon Recipients 17/18

    Posted by Kelly Kollar on 7/31/2018 8:00:00 AM

    Congratulations to TVUSD's Newest Green Ribbon Award Schools! We are proud to announce that this year, Temecula Valley Unified had three schools that received the California Green Ribbon Schools recognition award! Those schools and their award levels are as follows:

    · Rancho Vista High School: Gold

    · Ysabel Barnett Elementary: Silver

    · Paloma Elementary: Silver

    Rancho Vista HS is one of only four gold level winners in the state! Only 31 total schools and districts were recognized in the state and TVUSD has 3!

    The California Green Ribbon Schools recognition award honors schools, school districts, and Institutes of Higher Education for excellence in resource efficiency, health, and wellness, and environmental and sustainability education. The recognition award is part of a larger effort to identify and communicate practices that result in improved student engagement, academic achievement, graduation rates, and workforce preparedness; and reinforces federal efforts to increase energy independence and economic security.

    Rancho Vista, Barnett, and Paloma join Great Oak in receiving this award bringing Temecula Valley’s awards up to four in the past two years! This is quite the accomplishment for these sites and for our district as a whole as it highlights the conservation efforts individual sites have implemented as well as what the district has done to assist those sites in being more environmentally friendly.

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  • Earth Day

    Posted by Kelly Kollar on 7/31/2018 7:00:00 AM

    This is a photo of a cartoon earth

     

    Earth Day is this Sunday - April 22! Are you ready for it?

     

    In preparation for this now 48 year old movement, your TVUSD Energy Managers have a couple quick things to shoot your way! 

     

    First off, WE HAVE A NEW WEBSITE! (And you are currently on it!) That's right! We've revamped this site again making it not only easier for you to navigate, but even better for your viewing pleasure on your mobile devices! 

    Secondly, we want to ask you all a question. You know how you are already shutting down on a weekly, weekend basis (right...right?!). Well we'd like to ask that you take Earth Day into consideration this weekend when shutting down! We ask that you take an extra glance around your classrooms, hallways, offices, work stations, and all of the other places you may find yourself on a daily basis and unplug one (just one) extra thing that you may not get to on a normal basis. If we all unplugged just one extra thing, collectively we'd be doing an amazing amount of conservation! 

     

    For those of you who would like more information on what Earth Day is all about, you can follow this link here! We'll be updating the site early next week with some exciting news, so be sure to check back often!

     

    Stay cool and enjoy your weekend everyone! 

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  • Green Ribbon Schools

    Posted by Kelly Kollar on 7/31/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Is your school interested in applying to be a Green Ribbon School? If you are interested in applying, please contact us or you can find more information on the California Department of Education's website by following the link here.  

    While the application process is extensive, with the final application being around 40 pages, there are District Office departments that can help you complete portions of it. 

    In 2016/2017, Great Oak High School was the first school in Riverside County to receive the award in the program's history! We've now added three more schools to this list: Rancho Vista High, Barnett Elementary, and Paloma Elementary!

    Keep in mind that there are simple steps you can take this year that will help you score better in the future as well! 

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  • Turf Removal Around Town

    Posted by Kelly Kollar on 7/31/2018 5:00:00 AM

    Have you seen these signs around town? Are you wondering what they mean? 

     

    This is a photo of Rancho California Water District's sign stating a turf removal project is happening

     

    Well let us fill you in on what all is going on! 

     

    We here at Temecula Valley Unified School District have partnered with Rancho California Water District to remove turf at two more of our school sites! Vintage Hills Elementary School and Sparkman Alternative Education Center will soon be revamping their look! What exactly are we doing you ask? We are removing the turf from the schools and updating the landscaping to include drought tolerant native plants and permeable decomposed granite. This will help immensely in lowering the water usage at these two sites, which in turn will help us to continue to further our conservation program throughout the district!

     

    If you're interested in seeing how these projects will turn out, feel free to swing by any of the following locations to see what we've done with projects like this already!

    • Chaparral High School (including the football field)
    • District Office
    • Gardner Middle School
    • Redhawk Elementary School
    • Temecula Valley High School (including the football field)
    • Temecula Middle School
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  • Energyween

    Posted by Kelly Kollar on 10/31/2017

    Ward off energy waste this Energyween with the Department of Energy's "4 Ways to Keep Your Energy Bill from Haunting You" video! You can watch the video and learn more about National Energy Action Month by following this link!

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