Advancing Energy Education

As part of our work to advance environmental education in Alberta, we will also advance education about energy conservation, efficiency, and renewables in Alberta - thanks to a significant two-year grant from Energy Efficiency Alberta that will help us do this!

This initiative has ALL the features of excellent education: it gives students valuable new knowledge and skills, gives them hope as they take climate action in their schools and at home, shows them how to reduce utility bills and carbon levy payments, and prepares them for jobs in the clean energy economy. We will… 

  • Highlight to the education community the benefits of teaching about energy

  • Help school trustees and superintendents ‘take the next step’ towards energy efficiency and environmental sustainability

  • Advance ‘Education around Energy and the Environment’ through annual conferences to build capacity, share best practices, and celebrate progress; AND through a Thought Leaders Forum to bring together opinion-leaders and decision-makers to collaboratively create solutions to advance energy education.

  • Create easy access to high-quality teaching resources to support student learning

  • Engage youth voice as they call for more of this kind of education – and celebrate and highlight exemplary work by students

  • Launch and deliver our Energy Efficiency and Climate Action program, which leverages new technology that makes energy visible, using dashboards that allow students to see the details of energy consumption in their schools or community buildings.  Students then work with professional energy managers to evaluate the building’s energy budget, recommend retrofits, see greenhouse gases reduced through their actions – and feel a renewed sense of citizenship and hope.

Thank you to the following supporter for this work!