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Parkway works to reduce carbon footprint

A Solar Installer from Bright Energy Solar finishes installing the first array of solar panels on a Parkway roof. These specific panels were put on six years ago, but they were just added to last summer. “The most recent 75 kW installations that were put up at West High, South High, Green Trails, and Wren Hollow were completed by Straight Up Solar,” Lueders said.

Ashlyn Gillespie, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

The National Public Radio reported earlier this month that the Australian bushfires were fully extinguished. Fueled by prolonged drought and enduring for over 240 days, the bushfires burned through more than 27 million acres of land, claimed the lives of at least 30 people and destroyed about 3,000 home...

Freshman Ashlyn Gillespie and her family combat global warming with solar panels

Freshman Ashlyn Gillespie stands next to her family’s electric car in the parking lot. Her family invested in this car so that they could be more environmentally-friendly. “I honestly hope that my family and I can show people it’s not weird to get an all-electric [car] or a half and half like the Prius. If that kind of car is in my price range then I do hope to get an electric car as my first car,” Gillespie said.

Addie Gleason, Convergence Journalism Writer

December 4, 2019

From owning an electric car to a home garden, the Gillespie family invests in reducing their carbon footprint. Freshman Ashlyn Gillespie and her family are taking the next step in helping the environment by having solar panels installed at their house. The 22 solar panels are expected to be insta...

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