A Future With Wind

Harold Titus, superintendent of the Carsonville-Port Sanilac school system in Michigan, recently proposed an intriguing strategic initiative to simultaneously produce electricity, reduce his organization's operating costs, and better prepare students for the knowledge-driven jobs of the new economy.

By erecting wind turbines, Titus suggests his school district can supplement its energy needs and launch an alternative energy curriculum that prepares students with cutting edge science and math skills, according to a recent report in Port Huron's Times Herald.

Titus estimates his proposal could cost as much as $400,000. But it could open a world of opportunity for students in the small Great Lakes town.

"In the long term, the next generation will be doing things with energy that my generation never thought possible," Titus told the Times Herald.

Photo courtesy of Mackinaw Power.