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  • Get unplugged and stay active to save energy and improve health and well-being!
  • Try daylighting your home by turning off the lights and opening the blinds.
  • Try preparing “energy-free” meals and avoid using appliances when not necessary.
  • Utilize power strips and smart power strips to reduce the “vampire energy” phenomenon.
  • Hang dry clothing on a clothesline and wash clothes in cold water to save energy doing laundry.
  • When shopping for new appliances check “Energy Guide” labels and look for “Energy Star” rated products.
  • Save on energy bills by getting rebates back from DTE Energy and Consumers Energy.

Eco-Pitch Competition

Peace, Love & Planet, Sustainable Farmington Hills, and Farmington Hills Special Services are challenging Farmington Public School students to give their best "Eco-Pitch."
 
Student-led initiatives can make a BIG IMPACT and help solve real-world problems. Peace, Love & Planet, Sustainable Farmington Hills, and Farmington Hills Special Services are happy to support meaningful projects that provide comprehensive solutions to the issues facing our community and our planet, and also engage others to take action.

The Eco-Pitch is challenging FPS students to come up with practical, innovative, and streamlined solutions that will improve energy-saving, recycling and waste reduction efforts at their schools.

The Top 10 applicants will be chosen to give their Eco-Pitch at the Fifth Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22 in front of a panel of judges.  Four grant winners will be chosen at the event and will receive $500 to kick-start their project.

PEOPLE: Your project should have a positive impact on people and the community at large.

PLANET: Your project should be based around decreasing the environmental impact your school has on the natural environment.

PROMOTION: Your project should utilize engagement tools to encourage others to replicate your efforts and promote the core values of community vitality and environmental integrity.

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2017 at 10:00 PM

Please email all application materials in either Word Document or PDF to Gina Adams-Levy (see contact info below).

Download Application

Eco-Pitch 2017 Flyer

The Top 10 applicants will be chosen to give their Eco-Pitch at the 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in front of the live judge’s panel.  Grant winners will be chosen at the event.   

Feel free to contact the following people with any questions or guidance regarding your Eco-Pitch:

Gina Adams-Levy, Peace, Love & Planet
248-840-0248

Lydia Macklin-Camel, Sustainable Farmington Hills
248-473-1851
 
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