Climate change is impacting our community, and young people are demanding action and want to be part of the solution. PGE Project Zero is our commitment to engaging students in learning about climate science and clean energy, providing green job opportunities for young adults disconnected from work and school and investing in greenspace development in communities disproportionately feeling the impacts of climate change.
Through powerful partnerships, PGE Project Zero empowers young adults and students to create cleaner, greener and more equitable communities.
PGE Project Zero consists of three areas of focus:
PGE Project Zero starts with education. PGE teamed up with Portland Public Schools (PPS) in January to announce the first-of-its-kind, comprehensive, K-12 open source climate literacy curriculum development.
PGE is financially supporting PPS’s work and offering expert perspectives on how climate change impacts the energy sector to aid teachers and students as they discuss climate impacts and the clean energy future. In addition, PGE is partnering with the Oregon Zoo, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Mad Science and other partners to offer free safety and energy educational materials and interactive experiences.
This commitment is a multi-pronged, multi-year approach to supporting and partnering with the communities where we live, work and play.
Stay tuned here and on our social media channels for more information on this exciting endeavor and to follow our progress as we work with our partners to build the Oregon of the future.