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Guest blog: With school back in session, time to enter the Power of Wind contest

Guest blog: With school back in session, time to enter the Power of Wind contest

This blog is by Paul Copleman, Communications Manager for Iberdrola Renewables.

With school officially back in session, the topic of clean energy is gaining prominence in K-12 academic curricula. Teachers, students and parents are putting more emphasis on renewable power topics due to the increased focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects, as well as this summer’s landmark Clean Power Plan, and the exciting expansion of renewable energy facilities into communities across the country.

Future engineers and technicians will soon discover that the power of wind extends far beyond just generating clean, renewable energy for our homes, offices, and communities.

Jobs and income are created through the construction and operation of wind farms. Communities, education programs, farms, libraries, fire departments, roads, and countless other public facilities are all funded by wind power. All while creating clean, locally sourced energy for customers.

With all of these exciting developments around clean energy, students in your school or community have an opportunity to go hands-on with wind power and learn more about exactly how this renewable resource can continue to power our lives in a sustainable way, courtesy of Iberdrola Renewables and the #PowerOfWind contest.

The rules are very simple:

  • Create a short video (minimum of 30 seconds) about the power of wind. Pick any angle on the topic you like. For example:What do you know about the power of wind?
    • Why is wind important?
    • How has the power of wind affected you or your community?
    • How much power is in wind and what would you do if you could harness it?
  • Share your video on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #PowerOfWind.

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One grand prize-winning school will receive a $2,500 clean energy education grant, as well as a free KidWind® Wind Experiment Classroom Pack. With these prizes, your students will have the chance to design their own wind turbine and experiment with wind power right in their classroom.

In addition, the first 25 schools to enter will receive their own free KidWind® Wind Experiment Classroom Pack. So make sure to get your entries in soon!

Looking for inspiration? Check out last year’s finalists for the “Why I Care About Wind Energy” video contest.

Video submissions will be collected September 14 through October 19, 2015. To participate, and for more information, please send an email to social@iberdrolaren.com. Official rules and details can be found here: http://bit.ly/1hjsAcQ

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