Washington Green Schools guides and supports students and school communities to be leaders for a healthy environment. As part of their efforts to promote sustainable schools, they have developed a series of games and activities to help students understand energy use in their school and engage in conversations about how to reduce their energy use and clean up their sources of energy.
Students will calculate the energy consumption of a set of common household devices based on their operating power rating and then investigate the power consumption of other devices in their homes.
Released in response to President Obama's Clean Power Plan, this analysis and policy platform's goal is "to empower communities working for a Just Transition to a clean energy future by organizing to protect the integrity of the CPP and ensuring Federal and State Implementation Plans adhere to principles of environmental justice." It addresses effects on frontline communities, incorproatin of environmetal justice principles into state and federal energy plans, regulation of carbon and co-pollutant emisisons, policy loopholes to incentivize fossil fuel extraction, clean energy and conservtation, and access to clean energy careers.
This unique program pairs high school science teachers with a mentor doing cutting-edge research in an academic lab or a lab associated with another nonprofit institution. The Murdock Trust awards approximately 25 Partners in Science grants each year to fund these teacher-mentor research opportunities in the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to help teachers bring knowledge from the research lab directly into the classroom to promote hands-on science education.
Energy by the Numbers focuses on the metrics and data available to track how Oregon produces, purchases, and uses various types of energy. Includes many pages of graphics that highlight oregon's energy usage and production by source and by producer/utility type/sector, location of energy facilities, energy costs, and information on electric vehicles in Oregon.
STEM Rising inspires, educates, and sparks lifelong success in STEM by sharing resources & events from the National Labs, National Nuclear Security Administration, and program offices. View our STEM resources for students, teachers, and workforce
A multi-day home energy audit lesson which allows students to work with their family to explore energy usage in their homes.
Generation 180 is a nonprofi working to inspire and equip people to take action on clean energy. The site includes a wealth of resources for engaging student's in exploring how they use energy, understanding how energy decisions are made, and providing them with tools so they can take big or small actions to promote clean energy locally. Two features include the Energy Challenge (to organize class/local challenges) and the Boot Camp virtual course. The site also has reports on school solar, with success stories, trends, and guide for including solar in your school.
The American Jobs Project develops practical, customized strategies to promote economic development and advanced energy jobs. They have published state-level industry reports highlighting opportunities in Advanced Energy for 24 states for the next 10 years. These can be great ways to identify Career-Connected Learning opporunities and industry partners in your state.
DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States. It includes national, state and local policies and incentives for all 50 states and DC.
Bonneville Environmental Foundation
1500 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 885
Portland OR 97201