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Energy Efficiency Kits Program for Schools

Looking to integrate energy efficiency into your classroom? The Energy Efficiency Kits Program offered by Ameren Missouri and co-sponsored by Spire (where applicable) equips teachers with easy-to-incorporate materials, designed to help teach sixth graders about the exciting world of energy. Covering everything from how energy is harnessed to ways kids can be more energy-efficient, this hands-on program then helps kids continue their learning at home with an energy-saving product kit.

Energy-Saving Product Kit for Your Students

Energy Efficiency Kit given out to students as part of the education programs
The Energy Efficiency Kit includes the following items:
  • 4 LED Light Bulbs
  • 1 High-Efficiency Showerhead
  • 1 Bathroom Faucet Aerator
  • 1 Kitchen Faucet Aerator
  • 3 ft Hot Water Heater Pipe Insulation
  • 1 Dirty Furnace Filter Alarm

For Teachers: Why Participate?

The Energy Efficiency Kits Program provides you with academically rich energy curriculum, and easy to use products, designed to educate your students on becoming more energy efficient. Here's why you should enroll your class:

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Seamless Integration. Engaging and relevant materials easily integrate with your existing curriculum. Energy-based lesson plans meet individual academic state standards, and the foundation set forth by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills.
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Timely topics. This hands-on educational program helps your students explore what energy is, how we harness it, the impacts of our energy resource choices, and what we can do to make a difference.
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No cost to you. This program is paid for through utility rates, and has no separate fees for participation. Each actively participating classroom has the opportunity to receive a $50 classroom reward.
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Energy Efficiency Kit. Your students will receive fun-filled educational materials that they can take home, including an energy efficiency kit.

Enroll Your Class Today!

There are a limited number of kits available each school year. If you are interested in participating enroll here or call 1.877.215.5752.

Have questions? Check out our Teacher FAQs.

For Parents: Why Participate?

Is your child's class enrolled in the Energy Efficiency Kits program? Or, did your child come home with an Ameren Missouri Energy Efficiency Kit? Congratulations! The Energy Efficiency Kits Program teaches kids easy ways to use energy more efficiently at home. Here are a few ways to support your sixth grader's education:

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Help your child install these energy-saving products from their take-home kit. You'll save energy and money in your home and learn lots as a family. Need help with your new products? Click here for installation instructions.
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Be sure to explore this site for additional energy-saving tips, including available rebates when you make energy-efficient upgrades around your home.

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the Energy Efficiency Kits Program, please check out our Parent FAQs or call us at 1.877.215.5752.

If your sixth-grade student's classroom is not yet enrolled, share this page with your teacher or school administrator. Invite them to register for the program and receive teaching materials and a chance to earn a $50 gift card reward for the classroom!

If your child brought home their Ameren Missouri Energy Efficiency Kit, please complete the Home Energy Worksheet. Remember, with 80% classroom participation, your child's classroom earns a $50 gift card for the classroom.

Ameren Missouri is proud to partner with Spire gas company to bring you and your family this valuable Energy Efficiency Kits Program.

For Students: Why Participate?

Saving energy starts at home! Here are some ways you can be more efficient.

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With your parent or guardian's help, install the products from your Energy Efficiency Kit around your home. Need help with your new products? Click here for installation instructions.
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Brainstorm with your family about proactive ways or new habits you can adopt to positively impact your home's energy use.
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Have a family contest to see who is the most energy efficient.

Have questions? Check out our Teachers FAQs.

If your sixth-grade class is not yet enrolled, share this page with your teacher or school administrator. Invite them to register for the program and receive free teaching materials and a chance to earn a $50 gift card reward for the classroom!

Installation Videos

Have you received an Energy Efficiency Kit, but need help installing the products? We can help.

Frequently Asked Questions: For Teachers

What is the Energy Efficiency Kits Program for schools?
Designed for sixth grade classes, the Energy Efficiency Kits Program for schools helps you teach your students easy ways to use energy more efficiently in their homes.
What types of trainings are offered?
The program comes complete with an instruction book containing lesson plans and engaging activities you can use inside and outside of the classroom. Each teacher and student will receive an individual Student Guide, Student Workbook, and an Energy Efficiency Kit. The kit includes energy efficient products that will help students implement classroom lessons at home. Each kit may include:
  • LED Light Bulbs
  • High-Efficiency Showerhead
  • Kitchen Faucet Aerator
  • Furnace Filter Whistle
  • Water heater Pipe Wrap
  • Bathroom Faucet Aerator
What are the participation requirements?
Participation requirements are minimal. The content and activities are designed for sixth graders. All we ask in return for your program participation is that your students complete a short Student Survey and that the parents and students install the items provided in the energy efficiency kit. The Student Survey contains a pre- and post-program quiz. Survey responses help gauge the knowledge gained by each student during the program. If your students take a pledge to be energy efficient and return their Student Surveys, each student will receive a wristband and an Ameren Missouri Certificate of Achievement! A self-addressed postage-paid return envelope is provided in your Teacher Materials. If your class returns 80% of the surveys, your classroom will receive a $50 gift card for your classroom.
Is there an enrollment deadline?
There are a limited number of kits available for each school year. If you are interested in participating, enroll here or call 1.877.215.5752.
Is there a cost to participate in the program?
There is no cost to you, your students or your school district. This program is paid for through utility rates, and has no separate fees for participation.
Are there a maximum number of kits for each class?
One kit will be provided for each student enrolled in your class. There is not a maximum number of kits for each class; however, there are a limited number of kits for each school year. When this maximum number of kits has been reached, no more classrooms will be able to participate until the following school year.
What are the benefits of participating?
Your school will get to work with Ameren Missouri on a select program that can make an impact in your community. In addition to teaching lessons that promote wise lifelong use of energy, each participating teacher will receive a gift card in the amount of $50 for their classroom, when 80% of their Student Surveys are completed and returned by the indicated date.
What do I do if an LED light bulb breaks?
LED light bulbs do not contain hazardous materials, so please dispose of broken LED light bulbs the same way you would dispose of broken glass. However, since 95% of an LED light bulb is recyclable, recycling them is the best way to dispose of them. Visit Earth911.com for recycling locations in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions: For Parents

Why should my family participate in the program?
Being more energy efficient at home offers many benefits, including lowering your energy use, lowering your energy bill and positively impacting the environment.
What does my family need to do?
Your child will receive an Energy Efficiency Kit, containing the latest, energy-saving products. Please help your child install the products and complete the homework assignments, as described in the Student Workbook. When your child returns the completed workbook, he or she will receive a wristband and an Ameren Missouri Certificate of Achievement!
How do I install the products provided in the Energy Efficiency Kit?
To learn how to install the products in the Energy Efficiency Kit, see the illustrated installation instructions included in your kit or click to review these installation instructions.
Can I get another Energy Efficiency Kit?
Unfortunately, only one kit is available per student.
How is the information in the Student Survey used?
The information provided by your student is used to measure the knowledge gained by the students, gauge the effectiveness of the program activities and gather demographic data. The information requested in the surveys in no way connects us with your private Ameren Missouri account information and CANNOT be used for any other purposes than those described above.
What rebates and energy-saving opportunities does Ameren Missouri offer?
Ameren Missouri offers a variety of energy efficiency programs to help you save energy and money within your home. Click here to learn more.
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