Green Mountain Energy supports local food programs in New York City
Electricity deregulation has proven a boon for renewable electricity, with all the residents and businesses that have chosen to turn to renewable electricity providers. But these electricity companies are doing their part beyond just promoting clean energy.
Green Mountain Energy Company announced late last month that it has donated a more-than-$16,000 solar power installation to the New York City Greenmarket.
Run by GrowNYC, the farmers market offers fresh, local produce for people to shop for healthy alternatives. The new solar power installation will be added to a truck that sets up temporary educational programs.
"GrowNYC does a magnificent job of positively impacting the global environment through sustainable agriculture education," Paul Markovich, president of Green Mountain Energy Company Residential Services, said in a statement. "Green Mountain is pleased to give back to non-profits that work diligently to make the world a healthier place."
Green Mountain Energy also pledged $50,000 to support the new Grow to Learn NYC program, which sets up local gardens at public schools around New York City to teach children about nutrition, all while getting them outside working with plants.