SV Clean Energy Offers New $80,000 Education Fund for Student Climate Projects

Applications open now for high school and college students

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) has launched an Education Fund to support high school and community college student projects focused on climate action and awareness. With a unique position as the public agency tasked with lowering carbon emissions for 13 Santa Clara County communities, SVCE is partnering with local students to provide funding for projects that address climate solutions such as decarbonization, electrification and innovation.

“I am excited that SVCE is engaging our young people in our efforts to reach the community’s climate goals through our new Education Fund. We look forward to supporting the innovative projects on climate action and awareness we anticipate from our high school and community college students,” said Margaret Abe-Koga, SVCE Board Chair and City of Mountain View Vice Mayor.

Students, educators and administrators working on projects this school year focused on fighting climate change and increasing awareness of climate issues can apply for up to $10,000 in funding on the SVCE website. Applications close January 31, 2020. SVCE aims to support a diverse range of projects from engineering challenges and debates to a drama performance, as long as there is an emphasis on climate education and awareness. Application and details are available at SVCleanEnergy.org/education-fund/.

The Education Fund compliments SVCE’s other education initiative, Bike to the Future, which provides $16,000 in scholarships to high school students who compete in clean transportation challenges, converting a mechanical bike to an electric bike. Registration for Bike to the Future is currently open and more info is available at SVCleanEnergy.org/biketothefuture.

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About Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Silicon Valley Clean Energy is a community-owned agency serving the majority of Santa Clara County communities, acquiring clean, carbon-free electricity on behalf of more than 270,000 residential and commercial customers. As a public agency, net revenues are returned to the community to keep rates competitive and promote clean energy programs. Member jurisdictions include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community. For more information, please visit SVCleanEnergy.org.

Media Contacts
Michaela Pippin
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