The American Coal Foundation (ACF) is a nonprofit educational organization supported by a coalition of coal producers, electric utilities, railroads, equipment suppliers, and sellers along with the labor union. ACFs objective is to educate the public about the advantages and potential of coal: Its abundant; its affordable; its American; and with the commercialization of innovative new technologies, it can be used in an environmentally acceptable manner.
ACF provides free educational materials to teachers and students about coal, electricity, land reclamation, and other issues associated with the coal industry. These materials include booklets, brochures, science fair ideas, coloring and activity books, posters, sample kits, and more. The first copy is free; additional copies and other material are available at a low cost. The video Coal Today, a modern story about the people who produce coal and generate electricity, is also available from ACF for a nominal fee.
ACF also makes available, free of charge, samples of peat, lignite, bituminous coal, and anthracite, along with a brief description of the formation of each type of coal.
For additional information or to place an order, please contact ACF directly. Please include the following information in your correspondence: name, address, phone/fax numbers, grade level (teacher or student), and school or organization.
- American Coal Foundation
101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 525-E
Washington, DC 20001-2133
Fax: (202) 463-9786