Frequently Asked Questions: For Teachers
What is the Energy Efficiency Kits Program for schools?
Designed for sixth grade classes, the Energy Efficiency Kits Program for schools helps you teach your students easy ways to use energy more efficiently in their homes.
What types of trainings are offered?
The program comes complete with an instruction book containing lesson plans and engaging activities you can use inside and outside of the classroom. Each teacher and student will receive an individual Student Guide, Student Workbook, and an Energy Efficiency Kit. The kit includes energy efficient products that will help students implement classroom lessons at home. Each kit may include:
- LED Light Bulbs
- High-Efficiency Showerhead
- Kitchen Faucet Aerator
- Furnace Filter Whistle
- Water heater Pipe Wrap
- Bathroom Faucet Aerator
What are the participation requirements?
Participation requirements are minimal. The content and activities are designed for
sixth graders. All we ask in return for your program participation is that your students
complete a short Student Survey and that the parents and students install the items
provided in the energy efficiency kit. The Student Survey contains a pre- and
post-program quiz. Survey responses help gauge the knowledge gained by each student during the
program. If your students take a pledge to be energy efficient and return their Student
Surveys, each student will receive a wristband and an Ameren Missouri Certificate of
Achievement! A self-addressed postage-paid return envelope is provided in your Teacher
Materials. If your class returns 80% of the surveys, your classroom will receive a $50 gift card for your classroom.
Is there an enrollment deadline?
There are a limited number of kits available for each school year.
If you are interested in participating, enroll here
or call 1.877.215.5752
Is there a cost to participate in the program?
There is no cost to you, your students or your school district. This program is paid for through utility rates, and has no separate fees for participation.
Are there a maximum number of kits for each class?
One kit will be provided for each student enrolled in your class. There is not a maximum number of kits for each class; however, there are a limited number of kits for each school year. When this maximum number of kits has been reached, no more classrooms will be able to participate until the following school year.
What are the benefits of participating?
Your school will get to work with Ameren Missouri on a select program that can make an impact in your community. In addition to teaching lessons that promote wise lifelong use of energy, each participating teacher will receive a gift card in the amount of $50 for their classroom, when 80% of their Student Surveys are completed and returned by the indicated date.
What do I do if an LED light bulb breaks?
LED light bulbs do not contain hazardous materials, so please dispose of broken LED light bulbs the same way you would dispose of broken glass. However, since 95% of an LED light bulb is recyclable, recycling them is the best way to dispose of them. Visit Earth911.com
for recycling locations in your area.
Frequently Asked Questions: For Parents
Why should my family participate in the program?
Being more energy efficient at home offers many benefits, including lowering your energy use, lowering your energy bill and positively impacting the environment.
What does my family need to do?
Your child will receive an Energy Efficiency Kit, containing the latest, energy-saving products. Please help your child install the products and complete the homework assignments, as described in the Student Workbook. When your child returns the completed workbook, he or she will receive a wristband and an Ameren Missouri Certificate of Achievement!
How do I install the products provided in the Energy Efficiency Kit?
To learn how to install the products in the Energy Efficiency Kit, see the illustrated installation instructions included in your kit or click to review these installation instructions.
Can I get another Energy Efficiency Kit?
Unfortunately, only one kit is available per student.
How is the information in the Student Survey used?
The information provided by your student is used to measure the knowledge gained by the students, gauge the effectiveness of the program activities and gather demographic data. The information requested in the surveys in no way connects us with your private Ameren Missouri account information and CANNOT be used for any other purposes than those described above.
What rebates and energy-saving opportunities does Ameren Missouri offer?
Ameren Missouri offers a variety of energy efficiency programs to help you save energy and money within your home.
to learn more.