STEM Program from Trane Technologies & Discovery Education Honored with Telly Award

Global edtech leader Discovery Education today announced that Sustainable Futures, a national educational program produced with global climate innovator, Trane Technologies, has been named a winner in the 2024 Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies.

Sustainable Futures received a Bronze honor in the Education and Training section of the Branded Content category. Launched in 2022, Sustainable Futures offers free STEM education experiences for U.S. students in grades 5 to 10. The comprehensive, multimedia platform provides educators with interactive tools, resources, and Trane Technologies volunteers to engage and inspire students to learn, think, and solve the world’s sustainability challenges, like climate change and food waste, through sustainable innovation.

“The goal of Sustainable Futures is to expose students to STEM concepts and experts at work in the real world, so they’ll develop the confidence to study STEM and sustainability and be change-makers we need for the future,” said Deidra Parrish Williams, Trane Technologies’ leader of Global Corporate Social Responsibility. “Our company’s purpose is to boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world. This initiative does just that by inspiring students to explore themes and topics, problem solve, and develop creative solutions. It is accessible to all, and we are proud to be honored with this award.”

The program is part of Trane Technologies’ Sustainable Futures corporate citizenship strategy, which uplifts underrepresented students and communities through access to STEM education, enhanced learning environments, and pathways to green careers. The company has committed $100 million and 500,000 employee volunteer hours by 2030 to deploy Sustainable Futures in communities where it operates and serves.

“We are thrilled for our partner Trane Technologies and their successful leadership in the Sustainable Futures program,” said Amy Nakamoto, Executive Vice President of Discovery Education. “This STEM program exemplifies the power of partnerships for education to nurture student curiosity and drive lifelong change.”

The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries globally. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 250 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks. Winners are selected for recognition based on excellence in the following areas: Branded Content, Commercials & Marketing, Immersive & Mixed Reality, Non-Broadcast, Online and Television Series, Shows & Segments, and Social Video.

“The caliber of the work this season truly has reflected the theme of going beyond the frame. Our industry is experimenting with new technologies like never before, crafting truly compelling stories to draw attention to some of the world’s most pressing issues,” shares Telly Awards Managing Director Amanda Needham. “The Telly Awards is uniquely positioned to meet the industry where it’s actually making work, be that on television or TikTok.”

The full list of the 45th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at

For more information about Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning solutions visit, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through X (formerly Twitter)LinkedInInstagramTikTok, and Facebook.

Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, and innovative classroom tools, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at

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