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Honeywell Awards Teachers from the Philippines and around the World Scholarships to Attend Green Boot Camp

Hands-on workshop in San Diego provides middle school educators with tools to teach energy, sustainability and environmental concepts
2016-06-30 09:00 1764

MANILA, Philippines, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) recently awarded 50 middle school teachers from 13 countries scholarships to attend its eighth annual Green Boot Camp, a four-day interactive sustainability workshop that provides educators with the information, experience and resources to bring lessons on energy efficiency, sustainability and the environment back to their classrooms. One teacher from the Philippines attended this year's program.

Green Boot Camp is part of Honeywell's commitment to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education worldwide. The workshop took place on June 19-23 in San Diego, starting with a welcome day at the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Energy Innovation Center and then moving to the city of Escondido for hands-on learning on topics ranging from renewable energy technologies to green building materials.

"Sustainability education offers an opportunity for educators to not only share insights in the classroom, but to inspire students to take those principles out into the real world and affect change," said Briand Greer, president of Honeywell Southeast Asia. "Honeywell Green Boot Camp arms teachers with the latest practices in renewable energy and technology innovations, so they can prepare students for the green jobs of the future."

The Green Boot Camp curriculum includes expert-led activities such as designing and building solar houses, using watt meters to measure energy use and identify potential "energy vampires," as well as collecting and analyzing water samples. Teachers built rain barrels at Escondido City Hall to donate to city's fire department, renovated the nearby Escondido's pocket park, and assembled compost boxes. Following the activities, teachers convened to discuss how to apply the ideas and learning in their classrooms and within their respective subject areas.

"Honeywell Green Boot Camp was a fantastic educational experience. The lessons I learned from this week-long training were impressive and significant," said Hector Daganio, Ngolos- Honeywell Elementary School teacher from Ngolos, Guiuan Eastern Samar Philippines, who attended this year's Green Boot Camp. "Building wind turbines, energy saving techniques, utilization of renewable energy etc. are all components and topics that I could newly and proudly integrate in my science lessons. I'm so grateful that Honeywell gave me the opportunity to get this rare and amazing experience."

Green Boot Camp is made possible by a grant from Honeywell Hometown Solutions, Honeywell's corporate citizenship initiative. Following the Typhoon Haiyan disaster that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, and displaced 4 million local people, Honeywell Humanitarian Relief Fund received $151,000 in donations from than 1,800 employees that were used for reconstruction of the Barbo Elementary School in Guiuan, a small coastal municipality located at the southeastern tip of Samar where Typhoon Haiyan first made landfall.

Additional Information

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. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, focuses on five areas of vital importance: Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Science & Math Education, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://citizenship.honeywell.com/.

Source: Honeywell
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