A unique presentation for a local elementary school Tuesday helped demonstrate how innovation and technology can help eliminate our carbon footprint.
RG&E filleted an old refrigerator at Henry Hudson Elementary School during it's
The goal of the demonstration was to teach kids practical, economical ways to
conserve resources and how to be environmentally responsible.
RG&E used the kids as marketing agents to tell their families about its free pickup program where they take old refrigerators and freezers in exchange for $50.
"We will be happy to come out and get rid of those old refrigerators and freezers, I call them 'energy hogs,' they suck up a lot of energy, they're very inefficient, and they can cost $150 a year to operate. Our goal is to get them off the grid, conserve energy, recycle the materials and make everybody happy," said RG&E spokesperson Dan Hucko.
RG&E also provided the school with a new Energy Star certified refrigerator to help the school reduce annual energy costs.
You can learn how to donate your old fridge or freezer by calling 1-877-691-0021 or visiting RG&E's