September 16, 2010
Individual $500 Awards Available for K-12 Educators
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering awards to support classroom projects designed to increase students’ knowledge about energy issues and global climate change.
Fifteen awards of up to $500 are available for teachers in Kindergarten through grade 12 and informal educators based on creativity in discussing climate change and the extent to which projects allow students to take a leadership role in school and community efforts. Extra points will be awarded to schools with greater than 50% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch and for projects adopting a multi-disciplinary approach involving two or more subject areas.
Applications must be received by October 29, 2010. Funds can be used to purchase supplies or equipment for use in hands-on activities related to energy efficiency or for community education events.
Awards are available for educators only at schools located in communities served by one of New York’s investor-owned utilities: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation; Consolidated Edison of New York, Inc.; National Grid; New York State Electric & Gas Corporation; Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation; and Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc.
NYSERDA, a public benefit corporation, offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise and funding to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. NYSERDA professionals work to protect our environment and create clean-energy jobs. NYSERDA has been developing partnerships to advance innovative energy solutions in New York since 1975.
Jeffrey Gordon, NYSERDA
518-862-1090 ext. 3544
Last Updated: 05/14/2013