|WASHINGTON, DC (November 28, 2023) – EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), a leading renewable energy developer and a top five renewable energy operator in the United States, is proud to announce a new partnership with 4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization. This collaboration brings together two organizations dedicated to sustainability, education, and community empowerment. Together, EDP Renewables and 4-H aim to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders to embrace renewable energy solutions and environmental stewardship.
The collaboration will focus on STEM education through the distribution of 4-H STEM Challenge kits and educational curriculum on CLOVER by 4-H, a dynamic, e-learning platform. The 2023 4-H STEM Challenge kit, Power Protectors, is a collection of three activities that teach kids how to address real-world issues and explore careers in energy. CLOVER meets Gen Z and Gen Alpha digital natives where they are with online content that sparks curiosity for learning and future career paths.
“EDPR has seen how respected and valued 4-H is in nearly all the communities where our wind farms, solar parks, and battery storage projects operate. We are thrilled to support 4-H at the platform level in our mission to transition to a clean energy future by investing in and collaborating with rural communities,” stated Sandhya Ganapathy, CEO, EDP Renewables North America. “4-H’s commitment to youth development aligns perfectly with our goal to educate and inspire young minds about the role of renewable energy and land stewardship. Together, we aim to cultivate a new generation of environmentally conscious leaders.”
“For more than 120 years, 4-H has empowered young people to find their spark and make a positive impact in their communities and world,” said Jill Bramble, President and CEO, National 4-H Council. “This partnership is a natural extension of our mission, and we look forward to harnessing the innovation of EDP Renewables and the power of 4-H youth leaders to promote sustainability and renewable energy.”
The EDP Renewables and 4-H partnership represents a significant step toward fostering a culture of sustainability and renewable energy education and leadership among young people, building a brighter and cleaner future for generations to come.
To learn more about 4-H, visit 4-H.org.
About EDP Renewables North America
EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), its affiliates, and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own, and operate wind farms, solar parks, and energy storage systems throughout North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 58 wind farms, ten solar parks, and eight regional offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed more than 9,400 megawatts (MW) and operates more than 8,400 MW of onshore utility-scale renewable energy projects. With more than 1,000 employees, EDPR NA’s highly qualified team has a proven capacity to execute projects across the continent. For more information, visit https://www.edpr.com/north-
About EDP Renewables
EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR) is the world’s fourth-largest producer of wind and solar energy and is present in 28 markets in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific. With headquarters in Madrid and leading regional offices in Houston, São Paulo, and Singapore, EDPR has a sound development portfolio of top-level assets and market-leading operating capacity in renewable energies. Particularly worthy of note are onshore wind, distributed and utility-scale solar, offshore wind (OW – through a 50/50 joint venture), and technologies to complement renewables such as storage and green hydrogen.
EDPR’s employee-centered policies have received recognition such as Top Workplace 2023 in the USA, Top Employer 2023 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Romania, Greece, Portugal, and Poland), Colombia, and Brazil, and are also included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.
EDPR is a division of EDP (Euronext: EDP), a leader in the energy transition with a focus on decarbonization. Besides its strong presence in renewables (with EDPR and hydro operations), EDP has an integrated utility presence in Portugal, Spain, and Brazil, including electricity networks, client solutions, and energy management. EDP – EDPR’s main shareholder – has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 14 consecutive years, recently being named the most sustainable electricity company on the Index.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for careers tomorrow. 4-H programs empower six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than three thousand local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.