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MEEA Releases Lights for Learning® Implementation RFP; Proposals Due 3/19/14

MEEA is currently soliciting proposals from interested organizations qualified to implement our Lights for Learning® K-12 education and fundraising program. We strongly encourage MEEA members and board members to submit proposals. Potential bidders should download the full RFP online and contact L4L-RFP@mwalliance.org as soon as possible to be [Continue]

Lights for Learning® Program Blazes Past the 1,000 Student Fundraisers Mark

Lights for Learning® Program Blazes Past the 1,000 Student Fundraisers Mark

As of December, over 185,000 energy efficient light bulbs, holiday strands, and nightlights are brightening Illinois households through Lights for Learning student fundraisers! In this school year alone, 58 organizations hosted Lights for Learning® fundraisers, launching the program past the 1,000 fundraiser mark. One of the fundraisers, [Continue]

Efficiency is a “Ride of Passage” at the 2013 Illinois State Fair

Efficiency is a “Ride of Passage” at the 2013 Illinois State Fair

More than 1,500 youth and 600 adults exercised their efficiency knowledge at the Lights for Learning booth at the Illinois State Fair in August—many were drawn by the ever-popular energy bike. Heavy family foot traffic made for a very active nine days under the big top where, for the sixth year, Lights for Learning had [Continue]

MEEA Participates in the IL DCEO Peer Exchange

Illinois’ Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) held its 2013 annual peer exchange August 28-29, 2013 at the Starved Rock Lodge in Utica, IL. The event provided updates on DCEO’s recent partnerships to advance energy efficiency. Mel Nickerson, Deputy Director DCEO- Illinois Energy Office, kicked off the exchange by providing [Continue]

Raising Money and Awareness: The Lights for Learning Way

Raising Money and Awareness: The Lights for Learning Way

Now “nine years young,” MEEA’s youth-oriented Lights for Learning (L4L) program continues to grow more robust and popular, with supporters across the state. “We have participated in for years and couldn’t be happier,” writes a science teacher from Bloom High School, one of many long-time fans of this program. “My students raise [Continue]

New K-12 Direct Install Program has filled 25% of the available slots for the 2012-2013 Program Year!

Since its launch on November 1, 2012, MEEA’s new Direct Install Program has already slated 25% of the available public school openings for the 2012-2013 Program Year.  Through support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) State Energy Office, the Direct Install Program brings FREE gas and electric energy [Continue]

MEEA K-12 Fundraising Program Lights for Learning Launches New Direct Install Program

MEEA is excited to announce the Lights for Learning Direct Install Program made possible through support from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Illinois Energy Office.  The Direct Install Program is being offered to Illinois public schools participating in the Lights for Learning Fundraiser Program that are [Continue]