|[April 22, 2013]
Luminant Empowers Environmental Education with $60,000 Donation
DALLAS --(Business Wire)--
Building on a legacy of responsible environmental stewardship and
commitment to educational outreach, Luminant has contributed $60,000 to
support two environmentally focused teacher workshops this summer.
In affiliation with Stephen F. Austin State University, Luminant donated
$30,000 to fund the Energy, Economics and the Environment summer
workshop, to be held June 9-14. Elementary and secondary teachers will
receive an in-depth overview of the energy industry through classroom
seminars, on-site field workshops and tours of a power plant and mine.
Participants will also experience the dragline and heavy equipment
simulators at Luminant Academy, the company's state-of-the-art
continuing education facility in Tyler.
A second $30,000 donation will support the University of Texas at
Arlington's Environmental Education Summer Institute workshop for K-12th-grade
teachers. From June 16-21, educators will visit Big Brown Power Plant
and Mines near Fairfield and learn about the connection between our
natural esources, their role in energy production and the importance of
"Year after year, we continue to recognize the value that these
workshops provide to participating teachers and their students," said
Robert Gentry, Luminant Academy curriculum manager. "Educational
outreach opportunities like these bring important energy and
environmental topics to the forefront for our educators and provide them
with lesson modules to take back to their classrooms."
Participating teachers will also receive three hours of graduate credit
upon completion. For more information on either workshop, please contact
SFA Professor of Education Dr. Alan
Sowards or UTA Associate Dean of Professional Education Dr.
Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., is a competitive
power generation business, including mining, wholesale marketing and
trading, and development operations. Luminant has more than 15,400
megawatts of generation in Texas, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear
power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is also one of the
largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and the
nation. EFH is a Dallas-based energy holding company that has a
portfolio of competitive and regulated energy subsidiaries, primarily in
Texas. Visit www.luminant.com
for additional information.
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