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‘Environmentally conscious’ energy, education

Photo for The Union by Jennifer Terman. Students and teachers from Twin Ridges home study, Val Marchus (in red) building owner and Brandon Davis (far right) from Plan It Solar pose with one of the solar panels to be installed from a $10,000 grant from Pacific Gas and Electric.

Twin Ridges Home Study has received a $10,000 grant from Pacific Gas and Electric to install solar panels through Plan It Solar.

“We are really trying to make the campus a green campus,” said Jaynie Aydin, director of Twin Ridges.

The addition coordinates with the environmentally conscious message the school supports, officials said.

“It’s integrated into a lot of the curriculum to teach them about the impact on the environment,” said Trina Hunner, co-director of the environmental club.

Students expressed their excitement about the project.

“I think it’s important because it won’t use as much energy and will lower our footprint,” said Haley Burdett-Corsi, a Twin Ridges student and member of the environmental club.

“I want to help the earth.”

To contact Staff Writer Jennifer Terman, email jterman@theunion.com or call 530-477-4230.

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