Kids learn business with energy-saving snakes

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Did you know that rice and fabric can be used to save energy in your home? Some students from the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science show us how that works.

They were challenged to come up with a business idea with a focus on environmental science. What they came up with was an idea to make door snakes. The snakes are tubes of fabric filled with rice that line the bottom of doors or windows to help keep drafts from coming in. When used correctly, they could save 5% to 30% off your energy bill. The project helps the students learn the skills of business management while also coming up with ideas to be more environmentally friendly.

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