|Green Mountain Energy Company Donates $30,000 to Waco’s Live Oak Classical School for Solar Installation|
|Tuesday, 22 May 2012 08:23|
Sun Club™ donation will fund solar array to help offset electricity used by school building
WACO, TEXAS- Green Mountain Energy Company proudly presented a donation in the amount of $30,000 to Live Oak Classical School (500 Clay Ave.) for a solar installation on the school. The check was presented on May 21 during Live Oak’s annual Honors Ceremony for students of the Logic School and Rhetoric School. Students, faculty and community members were present at the ceremony which recognized students for their scholastic accomplishments and announced the solar donation from Green Mountain.
Live Oak recently introduced an environmental science class to help raise awareness about sustainable living amongst students, staff and the community. The class will introduce a garden, fish pond and a large rain harvesting system for students to get hands-on experience on self-sufficient methods to make a positive impact on the environment. The solar installation, which will happen over the summer, acts as another avenue for students to gain environmental awareness and responsibility.
“Live Oak is thrilled to have the opportunity to further our green initiatives thanks to Green Mountain,” said Alison Moffatt, Head of School, Live Oak Classical School. “Solar energy will be a great way to make a difference not only in the environment, but also in the lives of our students who will hopefully follow by example in caring for the planet.”
The donation is made possible through the Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™, a program where customer contributions provide solar power installations for non-profit organizations. Solar power is an important and easily accessible renewable resource since energy can be generated wherever there is sunlight. Additional Sun Club donations in Waco include Waco Chamber of Commerce, Cameron Park Zoo and the Waco Habitat for Humanity ReStore.
“Green Mountain is pleased to help programs like the ones at Live Oak, which bring environmental education to youth,” said Tony Napolillo, Sun Club Program Manager. “Educating students on renewable energy through hands-on experiences can inspire more sustainable living today and green career choices for the future, which is good for all of us.”
Live Oak Classical School
Live Oak Classical School has developed a comprehensive thirteen year school offering grades Jr. Kindergarten through 12th grades. The school currently enrolls 272 students in those grades which comprise the Grammar School JK-6th, Logic School 7th -9th, and Rhetoric School 10th-12th. Live Oak Classical School is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The faculty of over forty degreed (many with Master’s Degrees) professionals have high levels of enthusiasm and expertise in their subject fields or early childhood education, and hearts that are inclined toward children. The students at Live Oak Classical School are average to above average in ability, but more importantly are enthusiastic about pursuing a challenging and rich academic curriculum. For more information, visit www.liveoakclassical.org.
Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM
Green Mountain EnergyTM Sun ClubTM is a program where Green Mountain residential customers have the opportunity to give back to deserving non-profit organizations through the promotion of solar power. Direct monthly contributions from customers go toward the funding of solar installations. Since the program’s founding in 2002, Sun Club members have helped install almost 500 kW of solar power, preventing over 3.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. That equals 3.6 million miles not driven or 8.1 million aluminum cans recycled. For more information, visit www.gmsunclub.com.
Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, was founded in 1997 with the mission to “change the way power is made.” The company is the longest serving green power marketer in the U.S. and believes in using wind, sun and water . . . for good. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity products from renewable sources, as well as a variety of carbon offset products and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountain’s largest customers is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid over 19.4 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. Visit us online at www.GreenMountain.com and learn more about our campaign for good at www.greenmountain.com/forgood.