La Crosse schools take home Inspiring Sustainability Award

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — The group Solar on La Crosse Schools took home the award Thursday at the Inspiring Sustainability Awards event.

The La Crosse School District and SOLS installed solar panels on Hamilton Early Learning Center/SOTA I in June as a way to keep energy costs down and make the building more sustainable.

“The Sustainability Institute once again would like to congratulate Mike Freybler and SOLS: Solar on La Crosse Schools along with all of the nominees for their commitment and contribution towards sustainability within the Driftless region,” the organization said in a statement.

Mike Freybler, the district’s energy and transportation director, was at the event. The institute recognized his work to add other energy and cost-saving measures from LED lighting to efficient mechanical systems.

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