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NREL in the Community

NREL's commitment to the community includes organized, public tours; stakeholder outreach; and charitable giving efforts.

Virtual Campus Tour

Due to COVID-19, visits and tours to the South Table Mountain and Flatirons campuses have been canceled for the immediate future. NREL is offering virtual tours in the meantime, where participants will learn about our research and see how we are demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution.

Tours led by NREL staff are available at no charge and are typically held the second Friday and third Monday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To sign up, please contact the virtual tour organizer or call 303-384-6565 for additional information.

Reaching Out: NREL Community Connection Newsletter

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STEM Education

From 2014 to 2019 12,184 students visited NREL for an educational fieldtrip

2020 marks the 30th year of both the Middle School Car Competition and the High School Science Bowl

2019 Giving Campaign

NREL raised $510,908 total supporting 454 charities and cause-areas

This included employee donations, participation in a charity kickball tournament, and contributions from the Alliance for Sustainable Energy

Employees in the Community

4,685 employee volunteer hours were matched with $46,847 in charitable donations from 2017 to 2019

NREL's Bike MS 150 team has raised over $148,000 since it began in 2014

2019 Community Outreach Highlights

4,277 community members reached January—June 2019

Hosted 1,960+ community members, stakeholders, partners, and business leaders January—June 2019

Celebrating 13th year of Executive Leadership program, providing learning opportunities for energy-related decision makers