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Ryan A. Raines Legacy
A native of Tampa, Ryan Raines attended Chamberlain High School and the University of South Florida. Ryan worked as an energy conservation mentor with Hillsborough County Public Schools. Dwight Raines remembered when his son Ryan, "worked as an energy conservation mentor for the Hillsborough County School System. [He was] charged with finding ways to conserve energy for our planet. This was truly his calling. He loved his job and co-workers with a passion unmatched by anyone. There are very few people who could walk into any room and suddenly the room becomes brighter. Ryan had that quality."
Ryan's predecessor, Kenny Otero, Area 2 Energy Conservation Mentor shared that Ryan laid the groundwork for energy conservation and building strong relationships with his schools and principals.
A growing number of students, staff, and faculty embrace the energy conservation program at our campuses and that's a direct result of the mentors' commitment and Ryan's Rains Legacy of Energy Conservation.
About Energy Conservation
There are (6) six Energy Conservation Mentors who help support and guide schools in saving energy and money on their sites for the school that could funnel back into educational programs. Through presentations and programs, students learn how they can make a difference each and every day through energy conservation. To learn more about Energy Conservation at Hillsborough Schools, visit: bit.ly/HCPSSavesEnergy