NREL in the Community
NREL's community and stakeholder outreach, educational programming, and charitable giving efforts are key to our mission and organizational culture.
From 2014 to 2019 12,184 students visited NREL for an educational fieldtrip
2018 Giving Campaign
NREL raised $476,279 total supporting 413 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
Walking Campus Tour
Visitors to our main Golden campus will learn about our research and see how we are demonstrating clean energy technologies, reducing waste, and eliminating atmospheric pollution.
Tours are available at no charge and are held the third Monday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The tour is a vigorous, outdoor walking tour, so visitors are urged to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Tours start at the NREL Education Center.
Participants must be 18 or older, a U.S. Citizen, and have a photo ID. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Email the public tour organizer or call 303-384-6565 to make a reservation.
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