maine-energy-education-program-logoThanks to supporters of Coastal Mountains Land Trust, whose efforts raised $500 in September to go towards their land conservation efforts in western Penobscot Bay.

This month our efforts support student inquisitiveness and ingenuity, with your ‘Check ins’ going to support the Maine Energy Education Program.

About the Maine Energy Education Program

Maine Energy Education Program began in 1985 with the goal of producing an energy literate citizenry capable of making informed energy choices. To this end, MEEP offers experiential energy education programs for Maine students and teachers. These programs, which are mostly free, help participants to understand the balance between the economic, environmental and social impacts of energy choices affecting our society. MEEP enjoys strong support from Maine’s environmental community, which understands the inextricable link between energy use and environmental consequences.

Maine Energy Education Programs - Solar Sprint 2013Their premiere event is the “Solar Sprint,” an event that celebrated its 19th year this June. In the challenge, middle schoolers are provided a motor and a three volt solar module, and challenged to gather materials to take these companies and build a small, solar powered electric car.

While the Solar Sprint and other MEEP activities have enjoyed reliable funding to date from the Governor’s office, the government shutdown and sequester effects on the DOE have put that funding into question.

Time to Check In

Your ‘check in’ this month directly supports Maine Energy Education Program’s in-and-out of the classroom educational activities on renewable energy for Maine’s students. Fill in your name in the form below to earn $1 towards our $500 fundraising goal.