The conversation around sustainable energy is critical and crucial in the battle against global warming. Invenergy has been contributing to this conversation and making a statement for 20 years now in ways such as providing power in a clean and efficient way and supporting electric cars beyond just charging stations–to name a few.
The Comer Education Campus was excited to partner with the Black & Brown @ Invenergy (BBI) to increase awareness, presence, opportunity, participation, and advocacy for people of African ancestry in sustainable energy careers.
Our friends and committed corporate supporters at Invenergy hosted an insightful, interactive, and enjoyable workshop for our teens interested in exploring careers relating to the environment, sustainable energy, engineering, and beyond. Led by the Co-chair of their Black and Brown employee affinity group, Rhonda Jones, and Project Manager, Santiago Bermudez, the team from Invenergy shared their commitment to social, environmental, and economic sustainability, provided an overview of their industry, various career opportunities, and the skills necessary to pursue related paths. Then we worked together to build an electricity-generating mini wind turbine and solar-powered cars. After constructing our turbines with help from their engineers, we brought them to our rooftop garden and ran a series of successful “field tests.”
Our young people were fully engaged and encouraged by their shared accomplishments. They look forward to our next career pathway workshop hosted by Invenergy and other generous corporate partners.