The Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP) senior outreach specialist Sara Windjue was presented with the educator of the year award by Seventhwave at the Better Buildings Better Business Conference. KEEP brings energy education to the classroom through teacher training and curriculum. They offer an energy education certificate as well through University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and are a collaborating partner of the Green & Healthy Schools Wisconsin program.
KEEP uses the school building as a learning tool for students and contributes to increasing school energy efficiency by helping schools to purchase and install Vending Misers, occupancy sensors, LED lighting and ENERGY STAR appliances. More than 6,400 teachers that have reached potentially 4 million students have participated in KEEP workshops and courses over the 10 plus years that Sarah has been with the program.