Students invited to ‘think green’ for contest; winner receives $500

TEMECULA – American Residential Services (ARS), a residential heating and air conditioning service company in Corona, has partnered with the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education (TVFEE) on the “Think Green” contest to encourage students in the Temecula Valley School District to think about and raise awareness of energy conservation.

Eligible students are invited to submit ideas on how to conserve energy in their communities through April 15 for a chance to win cash prizes and be announced at the 4th Annual Taste of Temecula on April 26.

ARS and the TVFEE, an organization committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities for the community and its students, are encouraging fourth through twelfth grade students in the Temecula Valley Unified School District to enter.

Categories will be divided based on grade level: elementary school (fourth and fifth grades), middle school (sixth through eighth grades) and high school (ninth through twelfth grades).

The high school student with the winning idea will be awarded a $500 cash prize; the middle school and elementary school finalists will be awarded $300 and $200 cash prizes, respectively. In addition, ARS will match the total prize earnings with a $1,000 donation to the TVFEE.

To enter, students must submit an energy-saving idea in the form of a written essay, drawing or model. All entries must include a thorough explanation, the potential impact of the idea on the economy and/or community, and how the idea can be implemented throughout their community. Submissions must show how people can reduce the load on the energy grid and the impact their idea could have on their community.

Winners will be announced on April 26 at the 4th Annual Taste of Temecula Valley. Projects must be submitted to [email protected] no later than April 15. In addition to cash prizes and ARS’ donation match, ARS will also donate $30 to the TVFEE for every ARS Home Service Plan purchased by Temecula Valley residents between March 1 and May 31.

For more information about the “Think Green” contest, visit, email [email protected] or call (949) 436-3696.

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