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Community | June 7, 2012

More than a day at the races with the Green Street Academy in Baltimore

We’re always in the spirit of innovation, sustainability and energy at Constellation and we’re excited to spend three days this week with students from the Green Street Academy, a new public middle-high school in Baltimore that is focused on preparing scholars to enter the emerging green work force. The activities are part of a longer-term relationship that we have with the school, which aims to capture students’ imagination, stimulate curiosity, and inspire success.

Throughout the week, a group of Constellation employee volunteers assisted with a variety of projects including:

— Innovation in the Workplace – Featured exhibits include a demonstration from Constellation employees, information about electric vehicles, nonprofit sustainability programs, and more.

— Good Food – Students will learn about sustainable food options and lifestyle choices that maximize personal energy, including healthy eating and healthy habits.

— Discovery Expo & Race – During the Discovery Expo, Green Street Academy students will display projects from the school year. After celebrating student achievement, students will race electric vehicles that they constructed with funding through our E2: Energy to Educate grants. The project, to be used as a model for future replication, is part of the Baltimore Electric Vehicle Initiative, supported by Wide Angle Youth Media and the Sherman Teacher Education Scholars Program at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County. The curriculum for the project was created at North Carolina State University and focuses on new electric vehicle and photovoltaic technologies now emerging in the marketplace.

We’re excited to work with the Green Street Academy one more time before the school year ends. We hope the students have a safe and fun-filled summer and look forward to working with the school again next year!

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Susan Malone - 6/11/2012

Wide Angle Youth Media has been following the students at the Green Street Academy as they are building and racing their own electric vehicles. You can view the trailer here: http://bit.ly/LW4hfi – the final film will be completed soon!

    Constellation Community Outreach Team - 6/12/2012

    Thanks for letting us know, Susan! We got some great photos on Friday.

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