The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club donates a total of $285,000 to nine nonprofit organizations across Texas for solar energy and educational content. Donation recipients are chosen based on their need, mission, and passion for educating the community on the importance of renewable energy.
The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club has donated a total of $285,000 to nine nonprofit organizations across Texas for solar energy and educational content. The Sun Club is a program that enables Green Mountain Energy’s customers and employees to contribute funds to nonprofits to install solar energy and provide renewable energy education.
Sun Club donation recipients are chosen based on their need, mission, and passion for educating the community on the importance of renewable energy. Donation amounts and timing vary based on the type of solar installation. The following nonprofit organizations in Texas have been selected to receive Sun Club solar donations for 2014:
- Camp Hope (Houston) $50,000
- Texas Theatre (Dallas) $30,000
- Stonewall Jackson Elementary School (Dallas) $20,000
- Dallas Academy (Dallas) $30,000
- Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches) $30,000
- Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas (Killeen) $35,000
- Alpine Public Library (Alpine) $25,000
- Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas (Bayview) $35,000
- Sea Turtles (South Padre Island) $30,000
Over the next week, the Sun Club team will visit many of these recipients on a solar road trip to recognize the work they do and present them with a check to help install onsite solar projects in 2014.
According to the company, the program has donated over $2.3 million and 600 kilowatts of solar power to more than 50 nonprofits since 2002. These solar donations continue to give back to nonprofits for years after the initial installation by consistently reducing electricity costs, which enables these organizations to better serve the community.
Tony Napolillo, Sun Club Program Manager, commented: “One by one, we’ve worked with incredible organizations to support sustainable best practices, educate on renewable energy, and contribute to the important work they do in each of their communities. These projects are a testament to our customers’ and employees’ long-lasting commitment to renewable energy, and we look forward to an even brighter future.”