Climate change is impacting our community, and today’s young adults and students are demanding action. PGE Project Zero is our commitment to engaging our community in learning about climate change science, exploring clean energy and other solutions, and making a positive impact on the planet through volunteerism and internship programs.
Through powerful partnerships, PGE Project Zero will empower young adults and students to create cleaner, greener and more equitable communities through education and workforce opportunities.
PGE Project Zero consists of three areas of focus:
PGE Project Zero Educates supports climate literacy
Supporting climate literacy and clean energy education programs designed to engage students in project-based learning about climate change and how they can be part of creating a clean energy future.
Carmellē Muñoz, PGE employee, doing a water filtration project with Bridger School students at the Portland Public Schools and PGE partnership launch, part of a PGE Educates initiative.
PGE Project Zero Impacts supports environmental stewardship
Improving our natural environment in communities most impacted by climate change, with an emphasis on tree planting and environmental stewardship of parks and greenspaces.
PGE employees and friends working on a clean-up project with SOLVE.
PGE Project Zero Works supports career pathways
PGE Project Zero Works will provide green job internships and career pathways for young adults ages 20 to 24 who are disconnected from school and work, with the objective of long-term career investment and success.
This robust program is designed in partnership with community organizations that will provide internships that prepare young adults with the technical and social skills needed for high quality jobs in clean energy, natural resources and environmental services.
Curious to learn more about this exciting program? Check out the flyer for our upcoming program information sessions:
Have questions about PGE Project Zero’s PGE Works internship program? Download the internship FAQs.
Oregon Youth Corp provides youth with outdoor work and stewardship experiences throughout Oregon. Pictured: youth participating in Garlic Harvest.
This commitment is a multi-pronged, multi-year approach to supporting and partnering with the communities where we live, work and play.
Stay tuned here and on our social media channels for more information on this exciting endeavor and to follow our progress as we work with our partners to build the Oregon of the future.
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