Looking for information for a class assignment? Need help finding information on how saving energy is good for the planet? You’ve come to the right place! Several resources are provided below to help get you started!
Visit the Energy Kids Website
One useful tool that youth can use to learn about energy is the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s website for kids, students and teachers. Use it to find helpful information that can help you learn the answers to such questions as:
- What exactly is energy?
- How is energy produced?
- What can I do to conserve energy?
- What is some of the historical background of energy?
- Additionally, you can find energy games, activities and much more!
Are you a high school student?
You can take steps in supporting energy efficiency and emphasizing the importance of sustainability by becoming an Action Fellow for Alliance for Climate Education (ACE)! The organization focuses on building leadership skills of youth who are passionate about advocating against climate change through retreats and weekly meetings that educate them on urgent issues and show them how to take on energy projects.
For more information on the organization and how to apply, head to the ACE website!
Jobs with the trades are in high demand in North Carolina and across the country. Watch this short video on the value of an education that you won’t receive at a four-year college or university.
News Stories on Youth & Students Saving Energy
- Energy Conservation Saves Pitt County Schools $256,000 (WITN)
- Students Learn Hands-On About Energy Conservation (LillieNews.com)
- E-Conservation Works With Youth (N.C. State University)
- Harford Schools Honored for Energy Conservation Efforts (The Baltimore Sun)
- Student Energy: Student Energy is a global not-for-profit dedicated to creating the next generation of leaders who will transition the world to a sustainable energy future.
- ENERGY STAR Youth Partnerships Page: Provides information on how organizations can get youth to promote energy efficiency throughout their communities.
- NCBPA’s Workforce Development Site: Learn about industry jobs and career opportunities in North Carolina!