New York, USA: Today, a game-changing energy education tool will be unveiled at the United Nation’s Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York City. Student Energy, a global non-profit, developed and designed the platform in consultation with hundreds of youth on all continents. The Energy Literacy Platform is the ideal starting point for anyone learning about the energy system.
Built with the twitter generation in mind, StudentEnergy.org is packed with animated videos, crisp write-ups and an interactive map of the entire energy system. Users will gain a clear, unbiased understanding of complex energy topics in just a few short minutes.
“Action starts with understanding.” says Kandeh Yumkella, UN’s Special Representative of the Secretary General and CEO Sustainable Energy for All. “Youth around the world are in need of new ways to learn about the challenges facing our global energy system, and Student Energy is providing a missing piece of this puzzle. I am delighted to congratulate them on the launch of StudentEnergy.org”
“Our student community was the inspiration for this platform,” says Kali Taylor, Executive Director of Student Energy. “When we started this project, we conducted focus groups with hundreds of post-secondary level students from all corners of the world, to identify the barriers to getting engaged with energy and sustainability issues.”
“The loudest request we heard was for more accessible energy information - a place where students could find unbiased facts that weren’t buried in a 500 page academic paper,” said Taylor. “The platform is designed specifically for how millennials learn. People can get informed on a topic, see where it fits in the energy system, and join in the conversation – all in under five minutes.
“This tool will revolutionize how youth learn about energy, and it will enable them to become the leaders we need to transition to a sustainable energy future.”
About Student Energy: Student Energy is a global non-profit that is creating a movement of young leaders committed to transitioning the world to a sustainable energy future. Student Energy started as a grassroots movement of post-secondary students who wanted to have their voice heard in the global energy industry. Since their first event in 2009, Student Energy has grown to over 40,000 students followers in over 80 countries globally -- producing events and programs on every continent.
About SE4ALL: The Sustainable Energy for All initiative, launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, brings together top-level leadership from all sectors of society – governments, business and civil society. Working together to achieve a broad-based transformation of the world’s energy systems and build a more prosperous, healthier, cleaner and safer world for this and future generations.The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared the decade 2014‑2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, underscoring the importance of energy issues for sustainable development and for the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda.
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