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There is Power in Education
Sustainable Energy Fund understands the important and powerful role education can play in furthering our mission of guiding society towards a sustainable energy future. Literacy in both energy and sustainability is crucial to the understanding and application of knowledge in making sound sustainable energy related decisions. Our educational programs seek to provide this by increasing the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow. We execute a variety of educational initiatives that raise public awareness of sustainable energy as well as provide topic-specific training for energy users, educators, and students.
Our largest and longest running education initiative is our annual conference, Energypath. Energypath is the region’s largest sustainable energy event attracting industry professionals, policymakers, and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The Energypath conference features a keynote dinner, seminars, an expo and a science fair for middle and high school students. Additionally, Sustainable Energy Fund hosts pre-conference energy camps which provide a deeper understanding of sustainable energy through a combination of classroom and hands-on learning.
From presentations led by industry leading speakers to sessions on Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy, we host Sustainable Energy Education Workshops to present the latest information on how Pennsylvania is implementing renewable and energy efficiency technologies to achieve a sustainable energy future. In 2019, we featured hard hat tours of our Net Zero Energy building site, which has since been completed. When in person events are once again able to occur, we look forward to hosting workshops at this location.
Sustainable Energy Fund understands the important and powerful role education can play in furthering our mission of guiding society towards a more sustainable energy future. That is why we have gathered some valuable information to explain some of the key concepts regarding sustainable energy, energy management, and renewable energy. See our Energy 101 page to learn more.