AGI's Center for Geoscience & Society partners in Federal Energy Awareness Campaign

AGI’s Center for Geoscience & Society partners in Federal Energy Awareness Campaign
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Ed C. Robeck, PhD. (ecrobeck@americangeosciences.org; 703-379-2480)
12/3/2014
 
Alexandria, VA - In today’s world, topics of climate change and energy resources are central to sustainability and quality of life. AGI’s Center for Geoscience and Society is pleased to be a partner with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Center for Science Education on a public awareness program about energy and climate literacy that was announced today by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  The OSTP announcement marks the beginning of a climate and energy literacy initiative, which includes many dimensions, including a set of educational videos developed by the partner organizations with partial funding and technical assistance from the Center for Geoscience and Society. Four of the videos are available now, and four more will be released in early 2015. The videos help to communicate principles in the Energy Literacy Framework.
 
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The American Geosciences Institute is the global leader in geoscience information. AGI is a nonprofit federation of 50 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

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