LJCDS Advances Green Energy Goals
By Shannon O'Connor, communications coordinator
The school joins community leaders in sourcing 100% renewable electricity.
La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) has joined the Power100 program with San Diego Community Power (SDCP), an initiative that enables participating organizations to receive 100% clean and renewable electricity. The move underscores the school’s commitment to sustainability.
The Power100 program is a joint initiative between SDCP and the City of San Diego that offers businesses, organizations and municipalities access to 100% renewable energy. By participating in the program, LJCDS is now sourcing all of its electricity from renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar.
“With the increase in energy costs, we wanted to ensure that we are efficient in our design, infrastructure and implementation of our electricity,” says Kevin Worth, assistant head of school for operations. “I solicited help from San Diego Community Power to audit our virtual net metering account and look for any potential ways to be more efficient and generate cost savings. They shared that we were as efficient as we could possibly be and that, in fact, our site was one of the best they have seen for a site of our size.”
Over the years, the school has implemented sustainable practices, including installing solar panels and taking steps to reduce energy consumption and single-use plastics. The decision to join the Power100 program builds on these efforts and provides a path for the school to achieve its goal of carbon neutrality.