Last year, LaGrange County REMC was fortunate to award an EnviroWatts® grant to the LaGrange County Parks and Recreation Department. For the department, that meant an opportunity to connect families, students and individuals with nature through the restoration of a savanna at Delt Church Park.
This year it could go to your nonprofit organization working toward a project to improve the environment locally.
The co-op is now accepting applications from such organizations for environmentally-friendly projects benefitting those in the LaGrange County REMC service area.
Projects that are eligible for EnviroWatts grants include those with a goal to:
- Develop renewable energy sources and resources,
- Reduce energy use,
- Improve the air quality of the local area,
- Enhance species diversity,
- Create or restore habitat for wildlife,
- Plant trees or native plants,
- Encourage recycling,
- Educate individuals about safe disposal of waste, especially hazardous/chemical waste, or
- Educate the public on local environmental issues
Applications for the LaGrange County REMC EnviroWatts grant can be found at lagrangeremc.com, under “Programs,” or can be picked up at our office at 1995 E. U.S. 20, LaGrange, IN 46761. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4.
Want to participate in EnviroWatts?
The EnviroWatts program invites co-op members to purchase alternative energy generated from renewable, environmentally-friendly sources for an additional 1 cent for the first 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity used each month. This places the maximum price per month at $5 for our members.
These pennies are then put into a separate program fund, which is then disbursed to local nonprofit organizations and projects that improve the local environment and community.
To participate in the program, please contact us at 877-463-7165