2022-23 Energy Challenge

The Energy & Sustainability team hosts an annual Energy Challenge for all schools. Students and staff are encouraged to participate in the Challenge by completing designated activities. Whether in-person or virtual, schools, individual classes, or green teams/eco clubs can make contributions toward their school meeting the Challenge requirements.

Schools are encouraged to commit to the Challenge, gather their green teams, and proceed down the path to a more sustainable PWCS! Participating schools can earn up to $2,000 in incentives; $1,800 for the school and $200 for the staff sponsor.

View and print a PDF of the Energy Challenge Overview Flyer.

Questions? Email us at sustainability@pwcs.edu.


Review the SY 2022-23 Energy Challenge Guidelines (PDF). The School Sustainability Liaison should submit their school's intent to participate. Click on the 'Challenge Registration and Documentation' button below and complete the form that follows.

Challenge Registration and Documentation


Additional Activities in Energy Conservation, Environmental Education, and Sustainability
Activities Recommended Time Frame External Resources*
Energy Action October Energy Audits
Waste Reduction and Recycling November Waste Audits, Schoolyard/Neighborhood Clean-ups
Water Conservation December Water/Watershed Audit, Schoolyard/Neighborhood Clean-ups
Sustainable Food January Food/Waste Audit
Wellness February Healthy Living Audit
Schoolyard Habitats March Schoolyard Habitat Audit
Earth Day/Week/Month April Citizen Science, Biodiversity, Student Environmental Action Showcase (SEAS), Gardening
Indoor Air Quality May IAQ Audit
Celebrate/Showcase June

VA Naturally Application

*Links for external resources will be provided soon.