Learn More About Our Partners
Many groups and individuals in Northeast Florida are working to educate the community on environmental issues. Since we have similar goals, JEA forms partnerships with, and sometimes financially supports, many local and regional groups. Here are some of the groups, organizations and educational institutions that are partnered with JEA:
- Jacksonville Zoo
JEA installed a solar electric [photovoltaic] generating array at the zoo to demonstrate this renewable technology.
- Tree Hill
JEA has partnered with Tree Hill, Jacksonville’s Nature Center, to educate the community about our environment and what we can do to protect it, with hands-on experiences and teacher workshops. Visitors can learn about topics ranging from alternative energy sources and water conservation to our native flora and fauna. Learn more about Tree Hill.
- Jacksonville University
We help fund science education to teach future environmental scientists skills for water and ecosystem monitoring. JEA and Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute are partners in conservation. We use the building as an opportunity to demonstrate water-saving technologies and practices. View the building dashboard.
- University of North Florida
JEA donated funds for a Renewable Energy Lab for research and training. The University of North Florida Environmental Center, USGBC NF, and JEA have partnered to build Jacksonville’s Green Map. This map documents Jacksonville’s progress on sustainability.
- The Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA)
The Northeast Florida Builders Association and JEA have partnered to bring residential green and efficiency contracting to our region.
- Virtual Pelotes Island Preserve
Originally, the Pelotes Island lands were purchased by JEA and FPL to serve as a buffer zone for the St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP). SJRPP is a coal-fired electric generating plant and a JEA-FPL joint venture.
In October 1991, the site was opened to school field trips and the Pelotes Island Nature Preserve was created as a free resource for the community.
Pelotes was closed to field trips in 2008; however, the Pelotes website remains as a virtual center for nature enthusiasts and educators in Northeast Florida.