Helping you learn how to conserve energy at school is only the tip of the iceberg of what we offer teachers and students. Take advantage of these free resources to improve your school with Consumers Energy!
How to Save Energy at School and Home
Not only is ThinkEnergy free, but teachers can also earn up to $100 for their classroom by participating! Choose from in-person, fully virtual or self-led presentations from 2nd through 12th grades. Each student goes home with a free energy efficiency kit so families can benefit from reduced energy bills too. Schools in our service territory can register while supplies last via the direct email they received from the National Energy Foundation (NEF). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show Students an Energizing Career Path
Mention working at an energy company and you might picture a lineworker or natural gas construction. But ask one of our 9,000 employees across Michigan what they do, and you will find careers in chemistry, marketing, technology, engineering and more. Connect your K-12 students with one of our 500 employees serving as energy career ambassadors for an in-person or virtual presentation. Or plan to participate in one of 10 events during Careers in Energy week Oct. 17-21. Email POBoxTalentAmbassadors@cmsenergy.com for more information.
Get Support for a Robotics Team
Getting students excited about STEM isn’t easy – unless you’re talking about FIRST Robotics. That’s why the Consumers Energy Foundation is such a large supporter of the program, donating over 15% of our $1.2M total investment in K-12 education last year alone. This investment helps new teams cover their startup costs through grants on the FIRST Robotics website and awards grants through Consumers Energy employees to individual teams they volunteer with via our Volunteer Investment Program.
Support Your Scouts with a Free Energy Expert Patch
Encouraging kids to recycle, switch off lights when not in use and keep a lookout for other ways to save energy not only helps your energy bill, but it helps them see how they can make the world a better place. Our free Energy Expert Patch program is open to Michigan residents participating in all Scout programs. Visit our website to download materials and request patches.