Going Green for a Cause

Solar Lights

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AUSTIN, MN — Students in southern Minnesota are helping people go green for a cause.

Austin Utilities is donating compact fluorescent lamps to the Austin High School “Go Green” club.

Group members will be selling the lamps to raise money to install solar panels on the roof of the high school.

Students got the idea after visiting an energy summit, looking to cut down on energy usage.

“When we went there, there were really a lot of good ideas that people kicked around,” Kate Schoonover, Science Instructor at Austin High School said. “One thing was solar panels. And we thought it would be a very good idea to put solar panels on the roof of the high school.”

The Go Green Club is hoping to raise enough money for a kilowatt system that costs about 10,000 dollars.

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