FAQs for Parents

Educate your students about energy efficiency with M.O.R.E., a program available at no cost to you, your district, or your students, thanks to the generosity of your local utility. Written for teachers by teachers, this program is easy to implement, while supporting the global expectations of the STEM disciplines. Start exploring this site for answers to frequently asked questions, an abundance of energy efficiency and conservation tips, and kit installation instructions. Log-in to gain access to program activities and resources. Help students get M.O.R.E. out their education by introducing the M.O.R.E. High School Program!

The M.O.R.E. High School Program was designed to educate young adults and future utility customers about how our resources are used, used wisely, delivered and sourced in a fun and engaging way. M.O.R.E. stands for Managing Our Resources through Education, and will help high school students understand how utility systems work and how to become a more knowledgeable utility customer. The program was developed by Franklin Energy.

Franklin Energy is the leader in Education, Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management program design. Our proven and effective implementation strategies provide the tools to form energy-literate households while generating immediate verified savings in energy and water use. For more information visit www.franklinenergy.com.

There is no cost to you, your student’s teacher or your school district to participate in the M.O.R.E. High School Program. Franklin Energy develops and implements the M.O.R.E. High School Program on behalf of utility companies nationwide.

As future utility customers, the time for your student to learn about how to use resources efficiently and control utility costs is now. Why? Saving energy and water saves money. When you use energy wisely at home, you save energy and lessen your impact on the environment. Also, your family will save money on your utility bill by installing the items from the Energy Saving Kit.

Participation requirements are minimal. Your student will be given a M.O.R.E. High School Program Energy Saving Kit, which includes products that utilize the latest efficiency technologies. You should help your student install the items found in the Energy Saving Kit and return the survey to your student’s teacher.

To learn how to install the products provided in the M.O.R.E. Energy Savings Kit, click here.

Only one kit is available to each student.

The information provided by your student is used to measure kit item installation, to gauge the effectiveness of the program activities, to gather demographic data, and to estimate overall energy savings that is reported to your Public Utility Commission (PUC). The information requested in the surveys in no way connects us with your private account information and CANNOT be used for any other purposes than those described above.

Due to the small amount of mercury a CFL contains, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends you take some simple precautions when cleaning up a broken CFL. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for up-to-date instructions on how to properly dispose of a broken CFL. LED bulbs do not contain mercury but do contain a small amount of electronics. You can follow the same instructions provided by the EPA to clean up and dispose of broken LED bulbs.