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The Cleanie Awards® 2021 Announce Partnership with REpowering Schools to Celebrate College-Level Excellence in Cleantech

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The Cleanie Awards®, the leading awards program dedicated to honoring people and brands making an impact in the clean energy economy, announced today a partnership with REpowering Schools. The new awards category will recognize the achievements of college students and teams. The Cleanie Awards will donate a portion of their proceeds to REpowering Schools.

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REpowering Schools is a 501c3 non-profit organization working with educators, renewable energy industry leaders, and national and state government projects to support programming and opportunities to engage and train a diverse and sustained renewable energy workforce. The organization supports and connects the renewable energy industry with K12 schools, educators, and colleges and universities seeking to boost STEM learning. Additionally, REpowering Schools introduces new job opportunities to students to build a diverse and sustained workforce. By educating students and their communities about renewable energy, REpowering Schools strives to increase the pool of qualified labor and inform citizens to make educated energy decisions.

The College Excellence award will recognize college-level students (individuals and/or groups) who are making an impact in cleantech through coursework, capstone research projects, and various competitions. Applications open April 22. The eligibility period to qualify for consideration as an honoree for the 2021 The Cleanie Awards is between January 1, 2020 to April 22, 2021.

Winners in the College Excellence category will have opportunities to network with The Cleanie Awards highly prominent advisory board and judging panel, as well as host a presentation at the virtual awards ceremony in September.

“We are delighted to partner with REpowering Schools to highlight the accomplishments of the next generation of the cleantech workforce,” said Randee Gilmore, Executive Director of The Cleanie Awards. “Young people have the most to gain through the transition to a clean energy economy and inspire us to support the development of a homegrown American workforce proudly focused on creating a sustainable future and contributing to a global economy. We are proud to partner with REpowering Schools on this award, and to support their mission of inspiring K-12 children to create the next generation of cleantech innovations.”

“REpowering Schools is so excited to be partnering with The Cleanie Awards on this new collegiate excellence award,” said Remy Pangle, Executive Directly of REpowering Schools. The Cleanie Awards is such a respected and well-known awards program, and we look forward to the opportunity to work with them to recognize the amazing things happening on college campuses throughout the country to bring renewable energy into the forefront.”

Please visit for more information. Applications open on April 22.

About The Cleanie Awards®

The Cleanie Awards is the only cleantech and renewables industry awards program focused on honoring innovators and disruptors who are creating market-moving solutions. The program’s mission is to influence public opinion about technologies working toward a clean energy future. The team includes a highly prominent advisory board and judging panel of experienced business leaders, entrepreneurs, and communicators who are committed to advancing clean technology.

Visit the website at and follow The Cleanie Awards on Twitter or Facebook at @CleanieAwards and LinkedIn.

About REpowering Schools

REpowering Schools supports renewable energy education efforts throughout the country and connects industry with students and educators and recognizes excellence in these areas. We do this through a variety of national efforts, such as providing support to states through fundraising assistance and network coordination, providing funding support in the form of grants and scholarships, hosting an annual awards program, and collaborating with other organizations to offer events to connect industry, students, and educators.

Visit our website at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn at @repoweringschools.