The consistent rise in gas prices has some eastern Carolina third graders learning how to conserve energy at an early age.
One of the easy lessons the kids at Bangert Elementary in Craven County are learning is the lights go out when no ones around. It's an initiative started in 2006 by school administrators to help cut consistently high energy costs.
Students also turn off computers when they leave the classroom. School officials have even started turning hallway lights off On sunny days.
Bangert Elementary principal Angela Franks says energy bills were consistently high the past few years, until the recent award winning initiative was put into place in fall 2006.