Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Do you know someone who has demonstrated excellent commitment to teaching how to be a smarter energy consumer or how solar or wind energy generation work? Maybe your friend is active in a school organization dedicated to teaching students how to reduce their carbon footprint or build an energy efficient green roof. If so, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs wants to know about it!
This spring, Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. will honor Massachusetts teachers and students who are involved in school-based programs that promote environment and energy education.
But the deadline for nominations is fast approaching. Applications to nominate your classmate or teacher are due this coming Monday, March 28.
Applications will be reviewed through mid-April. Teachers and students who qualify will be invited to attend a formal award ceremony at the State House in Boston later in the spring.
Please apply online here or contact Meg Colclough at 617-626-1110 or email@example.com.
Toward Zero Net Energy posted on Apr 10
In late February I had the opportunity to attend the Toward Zero Net Energy (TZNE) Retrofit Program “Charrette” ‒ a collaborative session in which a group of designers drafts a solution to a design problem ‒ at Holyoke Community College (HCC). The purpose of this charrette …Continue Reading Toward Zero Net Energy
Leadership Matters – Images from 7th Green Schools Summit posted on Apr 7
At the 7th Annual Massachusetts Green Schools Summit, students, teachers, legislators and energy officials came together to embrace leadership roles within their communities. DOER Commissioner Mark Sylvia emphasized that clean energy and climate literacy among the current generation of students will be crucial for Massachusetts in the future. “Set the tone, lead the way in the classroom, at home, in the community and for our future.”
Clean Energy Game posted on Apr 3
Marketers are recognizing “gamification” as a way to motivate and engage people. Can games help engage the public about clean energy through content delivery, education, a sense of community, ways to encourage behaviors?