March 3, 2015
The Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy Policy recently honored Tempe Union’s Innovative Energy Solutions and Sustainability Project with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Energy Education. The award, which recognizes outstanding energy education programs in K-12 schools, was created as part of the Governor's goal to prepare our next generation of energy professionals through energy education.
“Our goal is to provide our students with opportunities for hands-on learning, give them a competition edge in the environmental fields, and prepare them to be better citizens. We believe in this initiative so it’s really rewarding for the Governor’s Office to acknowledge our efforts,” said TUHSD Energy Coach Jessica Hauer. “We’re thankful to partners like ASU’s [Julie Ann Wrigley] Global Institute of Sustainability, Rio Salado College, Intel, and the City of Tempe, who share our mission.”
The Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools program, a unit of the ASU Wrigley Institute, strives to further sustainability science by bringing sustainability projects into our high schools’ curriculum, campuses and larger communities.