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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
http://www.blm.gov
May 18, 2012
 
In Reply Refer To:
1115 (420) P
 
EMS TRANSMISSION 05/24/2012
Information Bulletin No. 2012-082
 
To:                  All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
                       Attn: State Environmental Education Coordinators
                                     
From:              Assistant Director, National Landscape Conservation System and Community
                       Partnerships
 
Subject:          Newspapers in Education Supplement: “Renewable Energy on the Public Lands:
                       POWERing the Future” 

Attached for your information is an illustrated newspaper supplement for middle school and high school students that features renewable energy on BLM-managed lands. The article, entitled “Renewable Energy on the Public Lands: POWERing the Future,” describes the growing role of BLM public lands in the development of solar, geothermal, and wind power. One on-the-ground public lands project is highlighted in each category, and instructions for two hands-on activities are included. The article was produced in collaboration with the non-profit Newspapers in Education Institute, which provided publishing and distribution services.

The eight-page supplement appeared as a local Washington, D.C., newspaper insert on April 18, 2012, to coincide with Earth Day. It was also made available to additional newspaper outlets for distribution to middle schools and high schools nationwide.  The publication, along with a role-playing classroom activity and additional information resources, is also available on the BLM education website, http://www.blm.gov/education

Each BLM office will receive one reprint of the supplement. A limited number of additional reprint copies will also be available through the BLM’s Printed Materials Distribution Services (PMDS) in Denver. If you wish to obtain printed copies, please ask your office Forms Manager to place an order for you. The article’s item number is EE1026; a maximum of ten copies may be ordered without Washington Office approval.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christy VanOverbeke (cvanoverbeke@blm.govor 202-912-7318) or Fariba Hamedani (fhamedani@blm.gov or 202-912-7432) of the Division of Education, Interpretation, and Partnerships.
 
 
Signed by:                                                                   Authenticated by:
Carl Rountree                                                              Robert M. Williams
Assistant Director, National Landscape                       Division of IRM Governance,WO-560  Conservation System and Community Partnerships 
 
 
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Last updated: 05-29-2012