Kosciusko REMC has announced that ACRES Land Trust, Inc. and Housing Opportunities of Warsaw (H.O.W.) have been awarded 2012 Envirowatts Grants to support area environmental-related projects.
ACRES will use its 2012 Envirowatts Grant of $1,000 for a youth environmental education program at Wildwood Nature Preserve in Kosciusko County. The grant will allow the organization to help give children more opportunity to learn about nature and the environment.
H.O.W. will use its 2012 Envirowatts Grant of $1,500 in support of helping to make energy-conserving improvements to homes of qualified residents.
Envirowatts grants are funded through KREMC’s Envirowatts Program, which offers residential and commercial/industrial members the opportunity to pay an additional monthly amount to have their Envirowatts energy purchase credited back to green sources. These monies are placed in a grant fund, and those funds are offered to qualified non-profit organizations that support environmental projects within KREMC’s service area.
“On behalf of all of our members who demonstrate their concern for the environment by participating in our Envirowatts energy program, we are pleased to make these grant awards for 2012,” said Steve Rhodes, KREMC President and CEO. “Among our top priorities at Kosciusko REMC are to provide our members with safe, reliable electric power; offer that service as affordably as possible; and do this in a fiscally and environmentally responsible fashion. Concern for the environment is among our basic values as a co-op, and the KREMC support for the Envirowatts program reflects this concern.”
Kosciusko REMC is a Touchstone Energy® electric cooperative serving more than 17,000 members throughout Kosciusko County and into surrounding counties.