Education Award

Pictured in photo: CIET’s Gabriel Desmarais (left) alongside Lizzy Gresh (middle) and George Dashner (right) from the Gaia Project


The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) was delighted to present the Education Award at the 2018 Energizing Efficiency conference, which took place between May 23 and 24th in Fredericton New Brunswick.


This Award was conceived in order to recognize an educational organization that has developed and implemented an educational program, campaign, project or strategy that has served to increase knowledge and inspire action on energy efficiency and conservation.


This year’s winner was the Gaia Project, which is a non-profit charitable organization with the mission to empower primary and secondary school students to take action on climate change.


Since 2009, they have been leading classroom-based programs related to energy, waste, water, transportation and general sustainability for New Brunswick students grades 4 to 12. These programs have had great impact on student’s energy literacy levels, climate change education and, in many cases, tangible shifts in energy use at schools.


Their long term hope is that present and future generations of youth will become members of society that rank the environment, energy efficiency, and climate change as issues of the utmost importance.

CIET would like to congratulate The Gaia Project, Lizzy Gresh and George Dashner for their fantastic work and dedication to this important mission.


To learn more about Gaia, please watch the following short video.


CIET would also like to congratulate NB Power, who via this award, ensures that educational endeavours are recognized by the energy community. As CIET’s mandate is founded on the importance of raising awareness for energy efficiency, and building the capacity and skills of stakeholders to take on efficiency projects and reduction programs that ultimately lead to successful market transformation and GHG reduction, we know how important it is to highlight the impact of education and training at all levels, from primary school on up to professional education programs.




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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.




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