Hawaii Energy is committed to increasing the availability of energy efficiency education in primary and secondary schools.

Our intent is to utilize the “Train the Trainer” methodology, whereby we provide teachers with training, curriculum and support and they in turn will transfer their newly acquired knowledge to their classrooms. We've collaborated with The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project to provide energy education workshops for teachers and educators of K-12 schools in Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties.

The National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project workshops provides: 

  • a basic energy information refresher, ensuring that educators in attendance understand the basics of energy;
  • energy efficiency and conservation lessons relevant to both school and home application;
  • learning kits to each participant to use with the curriculum;
  • extensive evaluation and certification of professional development hours for teachers to use toward their professional development requirements.

To encourage attendance and participation, Hawaii Energy also provides substitute teacher reimbursements so that teachers are able to attend the all-day training.

About The NEED Project

The NEED Project’s mission is to promote an energy conscious and educated society. NEED is the nation’s leading provider of energy education programs and materials to schools. The NEED Project includes teacher-tested educational materials, evaluation techniques and tools, recognition of student achievement, and professional development for educators.  All NEED learning activities are correlated to Hawaii science content and performance standards.

For more information please visit www.NEED.org or call toll-free at 1-800-875-5029.