Salesian Elementary and Junior High School

Background

Salesian Elementary and Junior High School was formed in the hills of Corralitos in 1987 by a group of Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco. Sr. Ignacia Carrillo is the current principal. Salesian Elementary and Junior High School is accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Updates

About the Green Churches Initiative

Inspired by Pope Francis’ message of environmental stewardship in his encyclical Laudato Si, Greenpower began our Green Churches Initiative in 2016 in collaboration with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey of California and Santa Cruz-based energy efficiency and solar experts Mynt Systems. Our goal is to transform Diocese churches and schools into beacons of sustainable energy production by installing renewable energy systems like solar as well as energy efficiency measures like LED lighting retrofits. Not only will this help protect the environment, it will help save the Diocese millions of dollars that can be used for education and charitable ministries.

Milestone

Energy Assessment Completed

On December 22, 2016, Mynt Systems visited Salesian Elementary and Junior High School and assessed their appliances, light fixtures, heating and ventilation, and roof space to begin analyzing their energy use patterns and put together an effective and personalized energy efficiency and solar system project proposal.

Milestone

Energy Assessment Scheduled

Salesian Elementary and Junior High School has taken the next step in embracing energy efficiency and solar by scheduling Mynt Systems to perform a full audit of their appliances, light fixtures, heating and ventilation, and roof space for energy efficiency retrofits and solar on December 22, 2016.

News

First Steps

Salesian Elementary and Junior High School sent representatives to a Greenpower presentation on November 10, 2016 at the Diocese of Monterey Headquarters about the Green Churches Initiative from the Catholic Diocese of Monterey, Mynt Systems, and the Romero Institute, where they learned how they could drastically reduce their electricity bills while answering Pope Francis’ call for environmental stewardship.

Impacts

65

Number of Possible Participating Locations

5.6M

Annual Anticipated Electricity Savings (kWh)

3.6M

Annual Anticipated CO2 Emissions Reduction (lbs)

$942K

Annual Anticipated Electricity Bill Savings

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