Local Chapter receives $1,397 check after participating in Green Mountain’s Earth Day Charity Voting Challenge
Houston, Texas – Keep Houston Beautiful received a belated Earth Day gift today. Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy, presented the local beautification chapter with a check for $450, a donation made on behalf of Green Mountain customers.
Today, Green Mountain’s Super Earth Mascot and Houston Market Manager, Sean Figaro, presented the check to Robin Blut, the Executive Director at Keep Houston Beautiful at the organization’s local office, at 3000 Richmond, Suite 350 Houston, TX 77098. The donation was a result of Green Mountain’s first Earth Month Charity Voting Challenge, which took place during April. Through the Challenge, Green Mountain Facebook fans and customers were encouraged to vote for their favorite Keep Texas Beautiful affiliate to help it win a portion of an overall $5,000 donation. The $5,000 donation was then split between the six affiliates based on the percentage of votes. The six Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates that participated in the Challenge were Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Houston, Corpus Christi, and McAllen.
“This donation will help Keep Houston Beautiful continue its efforts in beautifying the community and supporting its educational initiatives,” said Sean Figaro, Houston market manager for Green Mountain Energy Company. “We are thrilled to see that Houston area residents went on Facebook to vote and share their enthusiasm for their city and the environment.”
The money will be used to continue to fulfill Keep Texas Beautiful’s mission to improve community environments through litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction. Keep Houston Beautiful hosts Adopt-A-Stop, Mural Projects, and other educational programs throughout the year while also participating in statewide efforts such as the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off.
“We’re excited to have the support of a company like Green Mountain Energy Company,” said Cathie Gail, executive director of Keep Texas Beautiful. “On a state level, one of our primary goals is providing education and support to our more than 365 local affiliates. They are our ‘troops on the ground,’ and this donation ensures that some dedicated organizations can continue doing all they can to help keep Texas beautiful.”
About Keep Texas Beautiful
In 1985, KTB became a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB). Since then, KTB has been named an outstanding KAB state affiliate. KTB has the biggest environmental and community improvement network in Texas. It strives to inform and challenge Texans to take responsibility for improving their community through litter prevention, beautification, and waste reduction programs. For more information, visit www.ktb.org.
About Green Mountain Energy Company
Green Mountain, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, was founded in 1997 to “change the way power is made.” The company is the longest serving green power marketer in the U.S. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of clean electricity products from renewable sources, such as wind, as well as a variety of carbon offset products. Green Mountain’s largest customer is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid over 11.3 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. As a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG), Green Mountain is backed by one of the nation’s largest renewable power producers. For more information, visit GreenMountain.com.