Luminant’s Environmental Awareness Day Educates Area Youth

2012BBEnvAwarnessDayWith a focus on sharing knowledge about our natural resources, their role in energy production and the importance of environmental stewardship, Luminant recently hosted Freestone County fifth-graders for its fifth annual Environmental Awareness Day at Big Brown Power Plant and Mine.

Held at the company park near Fairfield Lake, nearly 150 Fairfield ISD fifth-graders attended hands-on seminars, enhancing their wildlife, soil identification and land reclamation knowledge. Seven workshop stations, led by various environmental groups and agencies, helped students gain a greater understanding about the link between energy and the environment.

"Our primary goal is to provide an educational opportunity that gets students out of the classroom to receive first-hand knowledge about our natural resources,” said Maggie Bonds, Big Brown Mine environmental specialist. "It's our hope that these students will be inspired to continue environmental conservation at home and consider future careers in the environmental sciences field.”

Luminant's environmental team and five partnering agencies – the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Texas Forest Service, Freestone County AgriLife Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service – provided instructors for all seven workshop stations.

This educational event is just one of many that illustrate the company's continued dedication to environmental excellence. To read more about Luminant's environmental legacy, visit our Environmental Stewardship and Environmental Education fact sheets. You can also view photos from the event on our Flickr page.