How Low Can You Go Challenge

Empowering Youth to Reduce Energy and Water Consumption

There’s a direct connection between your energy/water use and the environment. When you consume less power and water, you reduce the amount of toxic fumes released by power plants, conserve the earth’s natural resources and protect ecosystems from destruction. By taking steps to reduce your energy and water usage, you’ll contribute to a healthier and happier world     

Winning Schools 2020/2021

Greatest % of energy reduction:

1st place  Maplewood Elementary 27%

2nd place Okeeheelee Middle 26.24%

3rd place  Margate Middle 26%


Greatest kWh Reduced: Walter C. Young

Most Sustainable: Forest Hills Elementary

Greatest Gallons of Water Saved:Driftwood Middle 

Everyone loves a challenge, a little friendly competition. For our K-12 students, we have partnered with The Miami Heat in the “How Low Can You Go Challenge?” The How Low Challenge is to see which school can reduce their percentage of energy and water consumption the most over a three month period of time.

Measurements of success over past eight years:

  • Over 340 different schools have registered

  • Impact over 370,000+ people

  • Reduced over 14,000,000 kWh

  • Energy cost savings over $1,260,174

  • Reduced CO2 emissions by 22,455,244 lbs.

  • Reduced water by over 32,000,00 gallons

  • Water cost savings of over $158,137


The White House, NOAA and National Geographic have recognized this program as an innovative community project to raise awareness of the effects of CO2 emissions on the environment and change behaviors.

Let’s engage in some friendly competition while reducing our carbon footprint.

                              So, How Low Can You Go?

Which school will reduce their energy and water usage the most?