MINNEAPOLIS, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced its selection of 70 middle school teachers from ten countries to receive scholarships to Green Boot Camp, a five-day interactive workshop focused on best practices for teaching energy, sustainability and environmental concepts. This year, the camp will welcome teachers from the United States, Australia, Canada, China, England, Hungary, India, Mexico, Nigeria and Scotland.
Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, launched Green Boot Camp in 2009. To date, 140 teachers from around the world have attended, each bringing unique perspectives on sustainability challenges and opportunities from their local regions. Green Boot Camp is sponsored by Honeywell, and is part of a collaboration with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) and the California Center for Sustainable Energy. The workshop will take place June 24-28 in San Diego, Calif. at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certified facility, and the Bayside Community Center.
"Energy, water, air quality, and habitat conservation and restoration are among the most important issues facing our global community," said Paul Orzeske, president of Honeywell Building Solutions. "Green Boot Camp enables us to work closely with teachers to give them the tools to help ensure future generations understand the importance of sustainable energy practices."
During the week, the teachers will participate in hands-on workshops to build rain barrels and wind turbines, and gain information on energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and calculating greenhouse gas emissions to enhance their curricula. The week also will feature a guided tour of historic Balboa Park to learn how sustainability practices are shaping park facilities management, and how LEED processes are informing preparations for the park's 2015 Centennial celebration.
"SDG&E is proud to work with Honeywell Green Boot Camp again and open our Energy Innovation Center facility for teachers to refine their sustainability curriculum," said Ted Reguly, director of customer programs and assistance at SDG&E. "SDG&E has been recognized on a national level for our leadership in high-impact energy efficiency and carbon-reduction initiatives, and we share Honeywell's enthusiasm for inspiring green ideas and teaching sustainability."
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell Building Solutions is part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions business group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Building Solutions: www.honeywell.com/buildingsolutions.
Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, focuses on five areas: Family Safety & Security; Housing & Shelter; Science & Math Education, Humanitarian Relief and Habitat & Conservation. Together with leading public and nonprofit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please go to www.honeywell.com/hhs.
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