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EnviroWatts Grant supports Ivy Tech energy program

Belinda Kiger (far left) and Larry Rose (far right) from the EnviroWatts board present a check to Rhonda Overman (2nd from right) and Tom McCool (2nd from left) from Ivy Tech.
Tipmont REMC | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

EnviroWatts presented a $10,000 grant check to the Craig Porter Energy Center at Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette. The grant will help fund scholarships for students in the energy program.

“We are very grateful for this grant that will directly help our energy technology students,” said Rhonda Overman, Director of Development for Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette. “The Energy Technology program helps meet the employment needs of area energy companies by providing highly skilled and qualified graduates to the workforce.”

The EnviroWatts program allows Tipmont REMC members to support environmental projects in our community. When you sign up for EnviroWatts, you elect to pay a small premium of one cent per kilowatt-hour on your electric bill. The maximum contribution is $5 per month per account.

The extra penny per kilowatt-hour goes into the EnviroWatts Trust Fund that is overseen by a board of volunteer Tipmont members. Non-profit organizations in the Tipmont service area can apply to receive grants from the fund to be used for environmental projects. EnviroWatts has contributed over $633,000 in environmental grants since 2003.

Leave a greener future. Sign up online today at tipmont.org/envirowatts

 

  • Last modified: Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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