SEP is the world’s first company dedicated to financially rewarding School Districts for past, present and future energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts. SEP markets Clean Skies Certificates for Education to companies wishing to show their corporate responsibility and convince customers in a uniquely powerful way that they support the community. People like to get behind good stories that inspire. Supporting K-12 School Districts is the right thing to do and SEP inspires all of the principal stakeholders concerned with the American education system: students, parents, PTAs, teachers, administrators, school board members, businesses in the community and national/multi-national corporations.
Through its alliance with Dragonfly and ECX, SEP is able to provide its members exclusive priority access to Clean Skies Certificates (CSCs) when members commit to purchasing blocks of CSCs. SEP enables its members to adopt a particular School District that enrolls in the SEED Program or to commit to multiple districts across the country when Districts are enrolled in the SEED Program.
The SEED Program gives businesses and individuals unassailable GHG reduction claims while helping K-12 Districts. SEP provides the additional goodwill and positive PR by recognizing on the SEP website the commitments of the member companies to purchase CSCs as they become available through an adopted school—pending the actual harvesting of the CSCs and ultimate purchase by the SEP members.
AMOUT OF FUNDING SOUGHT IS FIFTY THOUSAND ($50,000) DOLLARS:
- $12,000 for affinity agreement fees for American Association of School Administrators for 2013
- $1,500 for affinity agreement fees for National School Foundation Association for 2013
- $1,500 for affinity agreement fees for National Parent Teacher Association for 2013
- $5,000 for Green-e certification of SEP as a marketer/broker of Clean Skies Certificates for 2013
- $5,000 for administrative costs for SEP
- $25,000 for 500 Clean Skies Certificates to gift to crowd source funders
TYPE OF REWARDS/BENEFITS OFFERED TO CROWD SOURCE FUNDERS:
For each pledge of $100 the donor will receive one Clean Skies Certificate for Education (CSC) produced by Ypsilanti Public Schools' energy efficiency projects.
($50 goes to acquisition of a certificate and $50 goes toward SEP's startup costs).
Divisibility of funding units:
The funding goal of $50,000 is accomplished with 500 units of $100 each.
The $100 blocks can be broken into 10 sub units of $10 each, if necessary.
For each pledge of less than $100 the donor will receive a window decal "I Support Energy Efficient Schools."
For a pledge of $500 the donor will receive a wall plaque: "As a School Energy Partner, We Support Energy Efficient Schools."
For a pledge of $1,000 or more the donor will be given recognition on the School Energy Partners website as a founding donor.