FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2021
Lauren Boritzke Smith, Climate Generation
Avangrid Foundation Supports Nationwide Climate Change Education Program
Climate Generation is pleased to announce it has received a grant from Avangrid Foundation, in collaboration with Avangrid Renewables, to support their national climate change education initiatives for K-12 educators in the 2021–2022 year. These funds will contribute to the success of their annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education, now in its 17th year, as well as their national Teach Climate Network offering professional development and support to educators.
These education initiatives will reach more than 8,000 educators across the U.S. and support Climate Generation’s mission to empower individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change.
Avangrid Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that enhance the quality of life where AVANGRID—a leading, sustainable energy company—and its subsidiaries operate, with a focus on energy sustainability, the environment, art and culture, and cooperation and solidarity. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.1 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the U.S.
“It’s a critical time for climate change education,” says Nicole Rom, executive director of Climate Generation. “We’re grateful for Avangrid Foundation’s support of our unique, sustained approach: we provide teachers with training, networking, and interdisciplinary resources to build on their understanding of climate change and support their student’s leadership on climate action.”
AVANGRID seeks to contribute actively and decisively to a sustainable and low-carbon future, delivering clean, low emission energy, minimizing the environmental impact of our activities and supporting and promoting actions that address climate change.
Since 2006, Climate Generation has built a suite of climate change and energy STEM-based curriculum resources and professional development opportunities for educators that are interdisciplinary and experientially designed to foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills. The Minnesota-based nonprofit has reached more than 17,000 educators nationwide and consistently engages more than 8,000 teachers each year with climate change education resources and initiatives.
About Climate Generation
Climate Generation empowers individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Building on the experience of our founder, polar explorer, educator and climate advocate Will Steger, Climate Generation works with educators, youth and the general public to build climate literacy and action, using a solutions-oriented approach. For more information, visit climategen.org.