Another day, another Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® dedication!
We recently celebrated a new solar array at Animal Rescue League stemming from a $50,000 donation made by the Sun Club earlier this year. The 14 kilowatt solar array will provide 100-percent clean energy to the open door shelter to help offset a portion of the energy needed to power their facilities.
Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center (ARL) is an open door shelter located in Pittsburgh, Penn. The non-profit opened its doors in 1910 and has since provided a safe haven for countless animals in need. As an open door shelter, ARL never turns away an animal in need of housing and care, nor do they have a time limit for an animal’s stay. “Open door” means every animal finds shelter there, every day. Moreover, the shelter is the only one in the region to take in and provide care for both companion and wild animals.
Green Mountain Energy began providing renewable energy solutions to customers in the Pittsburgh area in 2013, and the Sun Club made its first donations to Pittsburgh-area non-profits last year. Local projects currently underway include Frick Environmental Center, Venture Outdoors and Millvale Library. The Sun Club has donated over 4 million to more than 80 non-profit organizations since 2002 to implement solar projects. Green Mountain Energy contributes to the Sun Club on behalf of every customer who signs up for renewable energy in Pittsburgh.
Joined by the community, leadership from the Sun Club and ARL officially dedicated the new solar array in a special open house event on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Non-profit organizations interested in applying for a sustainability grant from the Sun Club can now apply for projects under any of the program’s new pillars, including: Renewables – solar, other renewable technologies; Environment – water conservation, air quality, waste reduction, sustainable agriculture; Community – energy efficiency upgrades, green commuting initiatives, public space enhancements; Education – environmental stewardship, promotion of careers in sustainability.
Sun Club donation applications are available on the website.
Thanks to all of our customers and supporters for contributing to the Sun Club. You can now make a one-time, tax deductible donation to the Sun Club here, and help bring even more donations like the one at Animal Rescue League possible!