Corona, Calif. (April 28, 2014) – American Residential Services (ARS), a residential heating and air conditioning company serving Inland Empire and Los Angeles and its partner, the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education (TVFEE) announced today the winners of its Think Green Contest. The contest, now in its second year, encouraged students in the Temecula Valley Unified School District from grades 4-12 to submit written essays, drawings, models, etc. between March 15 and April 15, 2014 demonstrating energy-saving ideas for a chance to win cash prizes. The three winners selected include:
· First Place– Miranda Schulz, Great Oak High School. Awarded $500 for her essay on how to make digitally programmable thermostats affordable for everyone.
· Second Place –Matthew Schork, Margarita Middle School. Awarded $300 for his model explaining how to turn the average home into a “green,” energy efficient hub.
· Third Place –Paisley Trent, Margarita Middle School. Awarded $200 for her essay and drawing on how lighting in schools can be changed to conserve energy.
The winners were recognized on April 26, 2014 at the Taste of Temecula Valley, a community event featuring live music and food and drink tastings in Old Town Temecula. The event is sponsored by the TVFEE, and supports local schools in the Temecula Valley Unified School District. For more information about the Taste of Temecula Valley, please visit http://bit.ly/1hS9y5h.
Additionally, ARS is donating $1,000 to the TVFEE to help support the organization in its efforts to provide exceptional learning opportunities to the community and its students.
“The team at ARS is amazed by the incredible entries we received for the Think Green Contestfrom the students of Temecula Valley,” said John Butler, general manager for ARS. “We had parents and teachers getting involved and encouraging the kids to enter their ideas – it was definitely a community effort and we are grateful for everyone’s participation. Being mindful of the various ways to conserve energy is certainly a group task that Temecula Valley residents take seriously.”
ARS will also donate $30 to the TVFEE for every ARS Home Service Plan purchased by Temecula Valley residents who mention the Think Green Contest through May 31, 2014. The ARS Home Service Plan (HSP) includes two full-service maintenance tune-ups within a one-year period. HSP membership guarantees customers’ benefits and services for their homes, including discounts on repairs and selected services, priority scheduling and a full one-year guarantee on all work performed.
For more information about the TVFEE, visit www.tvfee.org. To learn more about ARS’s heating, air conditioning and indoor air quality services or to make a Home Service Plan appointment, visit www.arscalifornia.com.
About American Residential Services (ARS)
Founded in 1997, ARS is a leading brand of American Residential Services L.L.C., which provides heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services to residential and commercial customers nationwide. The knowledgeable team of ARS technicians delivers the highest quality professional HVAC services. ARS is committed to exceptional customer service, with its Exceptional Service Guarantee that assures ARS will always make it right for customers. For more information, visit www.arscalifornia.com and www.ars.com or call (866) 247-1824.
About the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education (TVFEE)
An all-volunteer, 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation, the Temecula Valley Foundation for Excellence in Education seeks to assist TVUSD schools by enhancing the teaching and learning experience for students in Grades K-12. The foundation’s board of directors includes parents, local business owners, residents, and educators. The overall goal of the foundation is to support curriculum-enhancement and enrichment programs in the arts, sciences, and technology. TVFEE sponsors summer- and after-school programs and annual mini grants for educators. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded over $35,000 in grants to TVUSD schools to support the arts, science, and technology curriculum. Website: www.TVFEE.org.
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