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Celebrate Earth Day with the Home Energy Challenge

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Celebrate Earth Day with the Home Energy Challenge

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The Home Energy Challenge is now closed, thank you to all that participated.

What is the Home Energy Challenge – 
Earth Day 2022?

The Home Energy Challenge – Earth Day 2022 is a program for families with K-12 students living in an Eversource community in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Connecticut. This fun and easy project invites students to explore how flowing water can be used to do work and generate electricity.

Eversource provides the kit which includes the key materials needed to participate in the Home Energy Challenge, other common household items are needed and listed below. One lucky student per state will be randomly selected to win an Apple iPad!

What is in the Home Energy Challenge Task Kit?

Project Guide
1 Wooden skewer
1 Foam craft ball
2 Foam cups
String
5 Wooden spoons
10 Paper clips

Additional items you will need:
Scissors
Tape
Glue
Ruler
Stopwatch (optional)
Safety glasses (optional)

What will the students learn?

Water is an important part of life – we need it to drink, grow plants, move heavy items, and generate renewable electricity.

In this activity you will use paper products to build a water-powered weightlifter turbine, just like many farms or mills may have used. You will experiment to see how many paper clips can be lifted by your turbine. After you test your model, you can explore how to enhance its design to lift more.

As an optional challenge, you can time your weight lifting and crunch some numbers to determine how much power your turbine could produce.

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Students are encouraged to share photos during the Home Energy Challenge by posting photos of them working on their projects on their parents’ social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) using #HomeEnergyChallenge, and tagging Eversource in their state: @EversourceMA, @EversourceCT or @EversourceNH.*

*Posting on social media doesn’t increase your chances of winning.

ELIGIBLE TOWNS

The Home Energy Challenge is open to all families with K-12 students in towns served by Eversource in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Connecticut (see “List of Eligible Communities,” below).

RULES, REGISTRATION & PROJECT GUIDE

Registration for the Home Energy Challenge runs from March 23rd to April 12th, 2022.
For more information, email info@homeenergychallenge.com or call 1-800-674-8243 X4.

There is no Judging

All completed projects that follow the rules & instructions have a chance to win!

Parents can register their kids using the form below. They will then receive a confirmation email with project and submission instructions.

Grand Prize

In each state, one random participant will win an:

Apple iPad Air (10.7-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB)

Registration

Home Energy Challenge – Earth Day 2022

Registration for the Home Energy Challenge runs from March 23rd to April 12th, 2022. A parent or guardian 18 years or older must register students. After your registration has been received, you will receive an email explaining the submission instructions. For additional information or questions, email info@homeenergychallenge.com.

Registration for the Home Energy Challenge is now closed.

If you would like to be notified when registration re-opens, please fill out the form below.

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Submission

After your registration has been received, you will receive an email explaining the submission instructions.

1. Complete the project included in the kit
2. Take a photo of students working on the project and post on social using provided hashtag
3. Email or mail final form to be entered to win – include photos with the final form

Task Entries and Entry Forms must be postmarked before April 20, 2022 and received by April 21, 2022 or submitted online no later than April 21, 2022 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. 

Email: info@homeenergychallenge.com

Mail:
Eversource Home Energy Challenge
ATTN: Scott Halstead
P.O. Box 2353
South Hamilton, MA 01982-9998

Share Your Results on Social Media! 

Students are encouraged to share photos during the Home Energy Challenge by posting photos of them working on their projects on their parents’ social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) using #HomeEnergyChallenge, and tagging Eversource in their state: @EversourceMA, @EversourceCT or @EversourceNH.*

*Posting on social media doesn’t increase your chances of winning. 

FAQ

  • The Home Energy Challenge – Earth Day 2022 is a program for families with K-12 students living in an Eversource community in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Connecticut. This fun and easy project invites students to explore how flowing water can be used to do work to generate electricity



Eversource Home Energy Challenge
Attn: Scott Halstead
PO Box 2353
South Hamilton MA 01982
1-800-674-8243 X4
info@homeenergychallenge.com

SOCIAL

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Eversource Home Energy Challenge
Attn: Scott Halstead
PO Box 2353
South Hamilton MA 01982
1-800-674-8243 X4
info@homeenergychallenge.com

SOCIAL