Project Infinite Green, a new nonprofit organization created to educate children about proven sustainable, financially feasible energy sources and processes.
Designed to support public school curricula and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Coalition goals, Project Infinite Green aims to introduce students to the scientific and business aspects of creating energy solutions to the challenges we face today.
This initiative seeks to help children bridge the gap between these processes and their real lives. By participating in this program, children will be reminded of the scientific and business aspects of sustaining ecosystems as they conduct their daily routines using energy sources—whether they’re turning on a light switch or deciding how to travel from Point A to Point B.
This fall, Project Infinite Green is launching an afterschool program through the Lemont High School District #210 for 30 seventh- and eighth-grade students. Curricula are being developed by faculty from local schools in conjunction with private and public sector experts in renewable and non-renewable energy, green technology and business development.
Sponsors and mentors who have partnered with Project Infinite Green include:
• Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno • U.S. Department of Energy • Argonne National Laboratory • American Gas Association• The Center for Renewable Energy, Illinois State University• CITGO• Forest Preserve District of DuPage County• Illinois Environmental Protection Agency • Flores Design • Lemont High School District #210 • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago • Much Shelist • NetGain Motors, Inc. • Pioneer Conversions, LLC • Waste Management • Midwest Generation • The Aunt Marlene Foundation