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About NEF

Nationally recognized as the premier provider of energy education

We have helped empower millions of students and families to make energy wise choices for over four decades through our nonprofit mission to cultivate and promote an energy literate society. A community of volunteer classroom teachers and staff educators brings unique educational integrity to NEF’s K – 12 energy education programs, with many programs resulting in national recognition like the award winning energy efficiency program, Think! Energy.

Award winning programs
National Outreach
Measurable impact

Join us in our mission to cultivate and promote an energy literate society

Energy utilities and organizations partner with NEF to address critical topics such as efficiency, safety and electric transportation. NEF recognizes the importance of education in making informed energy decisions.

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Community representation commitment 

Community representation commitment 

Community representation commitment 

Community representation commitment 

Community representation commitment 

Community representation commitment 

Our mission is to promote and cultivate an energy literate society. As we continue to grow our national presence we are committed to representing the communities in which we serve. These communities can be very different from one another and each has its own diverse makeup of teachers, students and families. We define diversity as a range of individual and collective differences that encompass more than race and gender such as varied life experiences and beliefs.

We recognize equity as the basic right of individuals to experience any of life’s opportunities regardless of individual or collective differences. We will continue to educate in a variety of communities throughout the US, aspiring to support energy justice through our energy literacy programs. Access to energy knowledge allows students from any background and circumstances to be empowered in personal, local and national energy decisions.

Years in business
47
Student outreach
500
Our Difference

We provide exceptional, customizable, and award-winning programs

Access to energy knowledge allows students from any background and circumstances to be empowered in personal, local, and national energy decisions.

Teacher support
Who we are

Premier providers and promotors of energy literacy

We function with educational integrity as one of our core values. Our team is comprised of many educators, teachers, administrators, energy professionals, business and government leaders, regulators and more.

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Board of directors

Diverse educational and professional backgrounds

Our board provides professional oversight and consultation to the Foundation. This distinguished group of individuals are influential in maintaining NEF as a leader in energy literacy while helping shape an effective strategy for the future.

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Are you ready to promote energy literacy within your organization?

We hope to communicate to utilities, teachers, students, families and communities the vital role they play in what we do. They help us reach, and are invited to join us in, our mission to cultivate and promote an energy literate society. We strive to make our curriculum and materials welcoming to all through accessibility and representation.

Contact NEF today to learn more about our innovative educational experiences. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have and help you develop a customized energy education program that meets your specific needs.

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