Please Donate to Make a Direct Impact toward Ongoing, Hands-On Learning for MPHS Students
Mt. Pleasant High School is honored to have been selected by NC GreenPower to receive their 2016 Solar Schools Grant! While the grant covers almost 60% of the project, we need to fundraise to do our part to reach the full financial goal. The MPHS students will benefit greatly from this project through hands-on learning for many years to come. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of whatever amount you can and spread the word to others - family, friends, and businesses. (More donation details below.)
Mt Pleasant High School is located in Cabarrus County and has been around for many years. However, the Academy of Energy & Sustainability, which is a program within MPHS, just started in the 2015-16 school year. The students in this program will be involved in every facet of this NCGP solar PV system including planning, fundraising, installation, monitoring, operations and maintenance. It will be used as ongoing curriculum for current and future AOES students. Additionally, it will help to create awareness and drive action around sustainability at Mt Pleasant High School and across all Cabarrus County Schools, which will aid in reducing costs, plus, develop students to be ready to work in these growing industries.
MPHS AOES Vision:
The Vision of the Academy is to be the Charlotte region’s most effective and efficient high school program which inspires and prepares students to pursue a wide range of career opportunities in energy and sustainability.
-Provide relevant curriculum and placement support for students who want to attend post-secondary school or begin a career right after high school.
-Create a platform for students to work directly with businesses to understand and cultivate the knowledge and skills employers are seeking.
-Develop students who are critical thinkers and problem solvers on a local and global scale.
-Facilitate student understanding of today’s evolving energy systems and the value of sustainability.
-Establish MPHS as an exemplary model of energy efficiency measures and sustainability for Cabarrus County Schools to emulate and implement these practices across the district.
How to Donate:
- To make a donation online, please use this website. Simply click on “Donate Now” and follow the process.
- To make a donation via check, please make payable to “NC GreenPower” and be sure to note our school in the “memo” section of the check. Mail to NC GreenPower, Attn: Jenna DeRosse, 909 Capability Drive Suite 2100, Raleigh, NC 27606
- You will receive a confirmation email or letter (depending on which option above) of your donation for your records.
Project Details: A 5.22kW solar PV ground/pole-mounted system that will include a weather station and digital performance monitoring. This array will be located at a highly visible location – adjacent to the horseshoe drive at the northeast, front corner of the school. There will also be fencing around the array which will provide some security as well as the opportunity to attach donor signage. Timeline: Fundraising needs to be completed by September 30th and then the system should be installed and operational by the end of 2016 or very early 2017.
MPHS Solar Schools Project Donation Levels:
- Any amount is welcome and appreciated – and it will be recognized in some manner!
- We have also created donation levels for individuals and companies who donate and would like to have their names displayed publicly (we can also keep names private if that is your preference). Other benefits for higher level donors include some MPHS AOES swag and on-site signage.
$ Amounts & Level Names:
- $50 Building Block
- $100 Green
- $250 Silver
- $500 Gold
- $1000 Platinum
- $2000 Title Sponsor
For more information on these sponsorship levels or anything else, please contact:
- MPHS AOES Board Members:
Scott Noel: 704-877-3723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Gedney: 704-584-9473 or email@example.com
- MPHS Staff: 704-436-9321
Jon LaChance, Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lenny Westmoreland, CTE & AOES Coordinator: email@example.com
Thank you very much!About NC GreenPower:
With the mission of improving the quality of the environment in North Carolina, the nonprofit NC GreenPower was founded in 2003 as a statewide program. NC GreenPower helps to connect consumers with renewable energy and carbon offset providers to create positive environmental and economic impacts for our state. All projects supported by the program are located in North Carolina. In 2015, NC GreenPower launched a new pilot to support solar PV installations at K-12 schools. We need your help to continue our efforts to improve our home state and lay the groundwork for a cleaner, brighter future. Contributions to NC GreenPower are tax-deductible. For more information, visit: www.ncgreenpower.org