BEMC is proud to support NC Greenpower in its clean energy technology initiatives.
NC GreenPower is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to expand public knowledge and acceptance of cleaner energy technologies to all North Carolinians through local, community-based initiatives.
The program is designed to improve the environment by supporting renewable energy, carbon offset projects, and providing grants for educational solar installations at N.C. K-12 schools.
For as little as $4 per month, 125-kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy is supplied to the electric grid in North Carolina, rather than from traditional sources. In addition, each $4 donation provides grants to N.C. K-12 schools for educational solar installations. Over a year, that monthly $4 donation will support 1,500 kWh of green power – that’s the environmental impact of planting 240 trees!
NC GreenPower also offers you the ability to support local carbon offset projects. For each $4 block contributed by a member, NC GreenPower pays a premium to a project owner or developer in the NC/SC/VA regional area that is mitigating 1,000 pounds of greenhouse gases through a project such as: methane gas capture from animal waste or a landfill, reforestation, or avoiding deforestation. Over a year, that monthly $4 donation will offset 12,000 lbs. of greenhouse gases – that’s the approximate emissions of a car traveling 17,010 miles and is like planting 923 trees! Donations to carbon offset may be made on their website here.
NC GreenPower accepts financial contributions from both citizens and businesses to help offset the costs of producing green energy and mitigating greenhouse gases. Donations are made in “blocks” of $4, and there is no limit to the number of $4 blocks that an individual, organization, or business can contribute.
Please visit their website for more information: http://www.ncgreenpower.org/solar-schools/
And find out more about community initiatives here.