OGE provides funds for teachers energy projects

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company will provide $70,000 to help fund teachers’ energy efficiency projects for the 2019-2020 school year. Funding for qualifying projects will be provided through DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding platform for educators.

Beginning Aug. 1, the company will provide up to $500 for projects that promote or teach energy efficiency and/or projects requesting EPA-rated products for the classroom. Energy efficiency funds are available for qualifying projects in all public schools located within the company’s Oklahoma service area.

“This is the second year we’ve provided funding through DonorsChoose.org specifically for energy efficiency projects,” said Kathleen O’Shea, OGE spokesperson. “It’s a great way to help teachers educate students about ways to use energy more efficiently. We encourage teachers to go to DonorsChoose.org and begin setting up their projects in preparation of Aug. 1 launch.”

Since 2003, OGE has donated $500,000 for teachers’ classroom projects as part of its continued efforts to support and strengthen its communities through education.