SDG&E and Scholastic Join Forces to Help Children Become 'Energy Smart'

New School Materials Teach Kids How to Save Energy at School and at Home

- Holly Drive Leadership Academy First School to Receive Materials at Its

'Harambee' Celebration



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from San Diego Gas & Electric

    SAN DIEGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Grade school students will soon learn
 the ABC's of saving electricity, thanks to a new school program called "Do
 Your Part -- Be Energy Smart," sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
 and Scholastic Inc.  The school program will be implemented in SDG&E's service
 territory.  So far, 70 schools have signed up for the program, impacting
 85,000 students.
     The program features teacher instructional guides and student take-home
 lesson plans about saving electricity at school and at home.  The curriculum
 is geared for children in kindergarten through sixth grades.  The materials
 include a "Student Power Pledge" and a home energy audit for students to
 complete with their families.  The lesson plans, both in English and in
 Spanish, are teaching tools that can be used for meeting academic standards
 for California public schools in language arts, science, and math, while also
 teaching students about the importance of energy conservation.
     "We are committed to helping all our customers continue to be energy
 efficient," said Pamela J. Fair, SDG&E's vice president of customer services.
 "Teaching young children will help the tips become second-nature."
     Holly Drive Leadership Academy, is the first school to receive the
 "Do Your Part -- Be Energy Smart," materials.  SDG&E officials will make a
 presentation at a student assembly at 8 a.m. April 27, at 4999 Holly Drive in
 San Diego.  The presentation will take place during the students' weekly
 "Harambee" celebration in which the students learn about leadership and their
 African American culture through songs and dances.  Harambee means "Let's all
 work together" in Swahili.
     "We can all work together on saving electricity, too," said Alysia Shaw,
 principal of Holly Drive Leadership Academy.  "We're very excited to work with
 SDG&E to teach our students about the importance of conserving energy."
     "We are pleased about our partnership with SDG&E and to help students make
 a real difference in saving energy," said Steve Palm, vice president /Group
 Publisher of Scholastic Marketing Partners.
 
     Scholastic Inc. is one of the world's largest publishers and distributors
 of children's books in the English language and operates wholly-owned
 companies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Mexico,
 New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
 
     San Diego Gas & Electric is a regulated utility that provides service to
 3 million consumers through 1.2 million electric meters and 740,000 natural
 gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.  SDG&E is a subsidiary
 of Sempra Energy (NYSE:   SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company
 based in San Diego.
 
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SOURCE San Diego Gas & Electric
    SAN DIEGO, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Grade school students will soon learn
 the ABC's of saving electricity, thanks to a new school program called "Do
 Your Part -- Be Energy Smart," sponsored by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
 and Scholastic Inc.  The school program will be implemented in SDG&E's service
 territory.  So far, 70 schools have signed up for the program, impacting
 85,000 students.
     The program features teacher instructional guides and student take-home
 lesson plans about saving electricity at school and at home.  The curriculum
 is geared for children in kindergarten through sixth grades.  The materials
 include a "Student Power Pledge" and a home energy audit for students to
 complete with their families.  The lesson plans, both in English and in
 Spanish, are teaching tools that can be used for meeting academic standards
 for California public schools in language arts, science, and math, while also
 teaching students about the importance of energy conservation.
     "We are committed to helping all our customers continue to be energy
 efficient," said Pamela J. Fair, SDG&E's vice president of customer services.
 "Teaching young children will help the tips become second-nature."
     Holly Drive Leadership Academy, is the first school to receive the
 "Do Your Part -- Be Energy Smart," materials.  SDG&E officials will make a
 presentation at a student assembly at 8 a.m. April 27, at 4999 Holly Drive in
 San Diego.  The presentation will take place during the students' weekly
 "Harambee" celebration in which the students learn about leadership and their
 African American culture through songs and dances.  Harambee means "Let's all
 work together" in Swahili.
     "We can all work together on saving electricity, too," said Alysia Shaw,
 principal of Holly Drive Leadership Academy.  "We're very excited to work with
 SDG&E to teach our students about the importance of conserving energy."
     "We are pleased about our partnership with SDG&E and to help students make
 a real difference in saving energy," said Steve Palm, vice president /Group
 Publisher of Scholastic Marketing Partners.
 
     Scholastic Inc. is one of the world's largest publishers and distributors
 of children's books in the English language and operates wholly-owned
 companies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Mexico,
 New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
 
     San Diego Gas & Electric is a regulated utility that provides service to
 3 million consumers through 1.2 million electric meters and 740,000 natural
 gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.  SDG&E is a subsidiary
 of Sempra Energy (NYSE:   SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company
 based in San Diego.
 
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