Island Sun Shines Brighter on Galveston Non-Profit

The Green Mountain Energy™ Sun Club™ kicked off the summer season today by flipping the switch on new accelerated recycling efforts at Moody Gardens®, a popular island attraction in Galveston, Texas, that hosts an Aquarium, zoo animal interactions, and a beautiful beach.

With the Gulf of Mexico in its backyard, Moody Gardens attracts a lot of foot traffic during the hot summer months and, unfortunately, trash. With the Sun Club‘s dedication of solar-powered recycling stations, trash compactors, and a solar-powered maintenance cart, the attraction expects to reduce its landfill-bound waste production by 75% in the next two years!

“It’s rare for Texans to look forward to the hot, sunny days of summer, but this year, Moody Gardens knows that all of that sunshine is making a difference for us, and for our planet,” said Robert Callies, general manager of Moody Gardens.

Galveston Mayor Lewis Rosen and members of the Moody Gardens board participated in the “First Ride and Recycle” as the switch was flipped on their new solar-powered additions, and the maintenance cart and trash compactors were put to work zipping around the park, transporting and compacting the recyclables with the power of the sun!

To view more pictures of the event, visit our Flickr Album:

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Do you know of a non-profit you think could benefit from a solar donation from the Sun Club? Encourage them to apply online at before the August 2nd deadline in order to be eligible for a 2014 donation!