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Seventeen Montgomery Public Schools to be Recognized for Earning EPA's ENERGY STAR

Release Date: 02/09/2012
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421,

ATLANTA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present ENERGY STAR awards to 17 Montgomery Public Schools. During the event, district officials will also provide an outline of their energy saving activities and results.

WHO: Carol Kemker, Deputy Director, Air, Pesticides and Toxic Management Division, U.S. EPA; MPS Superintendent Barbara Thompson; Anissha Officer, Principal, Garrett Elementary; Todd Strange, Mayor, City of Montgomery; Truman Atkins, Regional President for Marketing, Energy Education; School MPS Board of Education and elected officials

WHAT: Montgomery Public Schools press conference and ENERGY STAR awards ceremony

WHEN: February 13, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. CST

WHERE: Garrett Elementary School, 555 McLemore Drive, Montgomery AL

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program helping organizations and individuals save energy and protect the environment through superior energy efficiency. Buildings that have earned EPA's ENERGY STAR use, on average, 35 percent less energy and are responsible for 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than their peers.

For more information about EPA's ENERGY STAR program for K-12 schools, visit