What is CE?
CE is a national clean energy, career connected education program from Bonneville Environmental Foundation. CE provides solutions-oriented clean energy and climate solutions education to advance local educational goals and priorities that prepare the next generation to participate in, benefit from, and lead an equitable energy future.
Amplifying Local Leaders
We do this through working with educators in partnership with climate and energy industry professionals. CE is building a national network of Clean Energy Fellows and Coaches – stipended teacher leaders – who center student learning and local educational needs for implementation of clean energy STEM curricula and programs. Clean Energy Fellows and Coaches in turn connect with local climate researchers, energy resources, utilities, energy-related companies, and local career pathways in each community.
Impact through Partnership
Partnerships are key to reaching shared outcomes for preparing the next generation of clean energy leaders. CE programming powers people – the educators and students – and links them to national resources and education technology to power access, while the solutions are powered by funding from “solutions seekers” who have aligned goals. Future employers in industry, government, research, entrepreneurial, skilled craft and trades groups, and other nonprofit entities make up the variety of partners supporting CE work nationally.
Challenge and Opportunity
Climate and energy solutions are everywhere, but opportunities are not equitably distributed or accessible.
We can change that.
Once-in-a-century investments in clean energy infrastructure provide opportunities to improve and decarbonize energy infrastructure & heavy industry at scale.
We need people who will design, build, operate and maintain this very infrastructure which will be central to a resilient, flourishing, and equitable clean energy economy.
Equity in Climate Solutions/Clean Energy & STEM Education
An equitable and inclusive clean energy transition depends upon the success of all students.
CE collaborates with local leaders that address barriers to success for students that arise from factors unrelated to the students' actual potential for success in STEM/STEAM/CTE subjects such as race, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography and other underrepresented identities and circumstances.
CE Theory of Change
CE Vision: Powered by a clean energy economy, our communities and environment are thriving and resilient – in one generation.