Columbus, Neb. – Showing creative ways to conserve energy, build awareness about energy-wasting habits and promote energy efficiency, all in a 30-second television commercial, was the assignment that 124 Nebraska high school and junior high students took up.
It was all part of the Third Annual “It’s Easy Bein’ Green” video contest, sponsored by Nebraska Public Power District and its wholesale utility partners.
“Nothing is greener than energy not used.” said NPPD Energy Efficiency Supervisor Steve Zach. “This video contest is a great way to inspire students, peers, parents, and communities to be more efficient and conserve energy.”
Winners were selected in two categories – the Creative Video category, judged by a panel made up of internal staff from NPPD and wholesale customers, and the Popular Video Award, based on the number of views on YouTube.
The Creative Video Award was won by Bancroft-Rosalie Community Schools with their video, ‘Super Savers.’ Second place went to Alma High School and their video titled ‘Lessons in Laundry,’ and third place went to McCool Junction High School with ‘The Evolution of Energy.’ Creative Video Award winners, along with the Popular Video Award winners can be viewed at www.nppd.com/videochallenge.
The ‘It’s Easy Bein’ Green!’ video contest was sponsored, in part, by NPPD’s EnergyWiseSM efficiency incentives program, which offers incentives to homeowners, businesses and agriculture. These programs provide opportunities to save energy, money and help the environment.