White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Visits North High on Thursday

Nancy Sutley

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nancy Sutley, President Obama’s principal environmental advisor and Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will join Des Moines Public Schools officials on a tour of North High School on Thursday, January 26, 2012.  During the visit, she will learn how the ENERGY STAR certified school has saved more than 35 percent on its energy bill through energy upgrades including a new climate control system. She will also learn how the Des Moines School District’s energy management system saved the district $370,000 in energy costs last year — equivalent to the salary of almost 10 first-year teachers.

After the tour, Chair Sutley will engage in a discussion with students on the President’s State of the Union address.  She will discuss the importance of ensuring American students get the education they need to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, and the President’s push to create American jobs by rebuilding and modernizing schools across the country to promote safe, productive learning environments that meet 21st century needs. 

Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality
Dr. Nancy Sebring, Superintendent, Des Moines Public Schools
Teree Caldwell-Johnson, Chair, Des Moines School Board
Matt Smith, Principal, North High School

Tour and media availability at North High School

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM (CST)

North High School
501 Holcomb Street
Des Moines, IA