Education and Outreach
The Michigan Energy Office is proud to provide funding support for energy education and outreach activities. See below for some of the programs and activities it supports or has supported in the past.
If your organization has an energy related education or outreach event that would you like to be considered for Michigan Energy Office support, please email Terri Novak at the Michigan Energy Office.
Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities and Midwest EVOLVE: Ride & Drive, Workplace Charging, and Electric Vehicle Forum Event
The Michigan Energy Office hosted the GLACC and Midwest EVOLVE Electric Vehicle (EV) event on June 20, 2018. Participants could see and interact with EVs, learn about workplace charging, and attend the EV Forum, where panelists discussed their experiences owning an EV and how Michigan entities support or use EVs. The agenda for the event and the panel presentations are available here.
Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is a nationally recognized training and certification program focusing on energy efficient building operations and preventative maintenance procedures. Facilities with BOC graduates are proven to save energy, have lower energy bills, and offer improved comfort for occupants. Join over 20,000 graduates nationwide by finding a training in Michigan here.
The Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards honor Michigan organizations and individuals for their commitment to responsible energy production and consumption. Each year, nominations are accepted for award categories such as: Innovator of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Best Communication, Education, or Program, and Best Projects. Winners are celebrated at an annual awards ceremony. For more information, visit here.
The Michigan Battle of the Buildings is an awards and recognition program for energy use reduction open to all Michigan commercial, industrial & multi-family buildings. The program encourages energy-efficient building practices across the state and instills a spirit of friendly competition among building owners and operators. There is no cost to enter the competition. Registration is open from January 1 through March 31 each year. The “biggest losers” are celebrated in April at the annual Energy Summit and Award Ceremony. Encourage your work building or multi-family residence to enter! For more information, visit here.
Explore how Michigan’s abundant natural resources and growing agricultural industry are changing the face of energy and what it means to your family, Michigan, and the world! This is an annual five-day exploration camp held at Michigan State University for youth ages 13-19 in the summer. For more information, visit here.