Youth Energy Specialist (YES)

Youth Energy Specialist (YES) Program

People. Planet. Prosperity.

Age group: 16-19
Geographic area: Greater Seattle Area

Launched in 2006, the Moontown Foundation is a Seattle-based non-profit social venture dedicated to ending environmental, social and economic inequality in the United States by developing innovative programs designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accelerate the adoption of city-scale energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions, which also serve as green career pathways out of poverty for economically challenged and socially disconnected youth.

Moontown’s training and certification programs help teens and young adults pursue green building trade and professional and technical skills required to successfully participate in the emerging energy efficiency and renewable energy industries.

For more information, visit Moontown Foundation or contact the Moontown Foundation's Director, Stacy Noland.

Relates to the following topics: climate change, consumption, ecological footprint, energy, and systems thinking

Facing the Future lesson links:


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For background reading on climate change and energy, see...
chapter 9 of our high school text, Exploring Global Issues
Climate Change: Connections and Solutions
Our Climate Change Unit for middle school and high school

units 2 and 3 of our supplemental high school text, It's All Connected

chapters 6 and 9 of our middle school text, Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions

week 1 of our Newspapers in Education articles

About Us

We equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future through hands-on curricula and professional learning.

Facing the Future is an
independent program of WWU