While we know there are many things people can do right now to save water in their homes, many of us in the water conservation community recognize that bringing society’s water use to sustainable levels will take decades.  That’s why I’m so excited that Kohler was asked to be involved in the Igniting Creative Energy (ICE) student challenge this year.  The program, developed by Johnson Controls, Inc. and the National Energy Foundation, encourages K-12 students to learn about energy efficiency in creative ways.  For 2011, a water conservation contest was added with Kohler’s help.

Entries are being accepted now until March 4, 2011, and the winners will be notified in late March.  National winners will get to accept their awards at the Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, DC in June.  I look forward to being there and meeting students who care about water conservation!

So if you have school-aged children, or know some teachers in your local district, let them know about ICE, and help support energy and water conservation education in your city or town.

Last year’s winners.