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Which Energy Provider Celebrates Earth Month?

Posted on by Everything Energy 3 minutes, 18 seconds

Many businesses — and many Texas energy companies — celebrate Earth Day each year on April 22. But there’s one energy provider that has a tradition of celebrating the entire Earth Month: Green Mountain Energy.

Green Mountain Energy started in 1997 with the mission to change the way power is made. Throughout the years, the electricity company has inspired hope and motivated action through the use of clean energy. From 100% renewable energy plans to energy efficiency efforts to its sustainable charitable program — Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® — the focus has always been on sustainability.

It’s no wonder then that Earth Month is a pretty big deal for the green energy company. Here are just a few ways the energy provider has celebrated Earth Month, as well as Earth Day, in the past.

2011: Empire State Building display, plus get a free tree

In 2011, Green Mountain Energy partnered with the Empire State Building to launch a renewable energy display in the building’s Fifth Avenue lobby during Earth Month. The four-window display educated visitors about the benefits of using clean energy and the impact of the iconic landmark’s transition to 100% renewable energy.

Green Mountain Energy also announced it would distribute 1,500 red oak tree liners and live oak trees at Earth Day events in Houston, Dallas, and McAllen. The initiative aimed to promote engaging local communities in sustainable practices.

2012: Habitat for Humanity ReStore solar array, plus a solar sweepstakes

Through its Sun Club, Green Mountain Energy donated $30,000 in 2012 to Waco Habitat for Humanity ReStore to fund its transition to solar power. In addition to making the ReStore more sustainable, the project also integrated monitoring and metrics into courses at nearby Baylor University and McLennan Community College to foster engagement in and education about environmental initiatives.

Also that year, the energy provider launched a sweepstakes for residents of Texas and New York. The “Bring Sunshine Home” contest offered the chance to win a $15,000 solar array home installation and promoted the benefits and accessibility of solar power.

2014: Solar farm stand

In 2014, Green Mountain Energy unveiled a solar farm stand at Greensgrow Farms in Pennsylvania. Funded by a $20,000 Sun Club donation, the structure included 16 solar panels and would generate enough solar power to meet approximately 10% of the farm’s onsite energy needs — all while providing a shaded area for customers to pick up fresh produce.

2015: 30-day Sustainability Challenge

In 2015, some employees at Green Mountain Energy took a 30-day Sustainability Challenge for Earth Month. The challenge focused on personal commitments surrounding key environmental issues like energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and adopting greener transportation.

2018: Beautifying Discovery Green

Continuing its tradition of giving back to the planet and the community, Green Mountain Energy celebrated 2018’s Earth Month by painting the recycling container at Houston’s Discovery Green with an earth-themed mural. Check out the photos here.

2022 & 2024: Earth Day festivities at Discovery Green

Discovery Green hosted the Green Mountain Energy Earth Day celebration in 2022, which focused on celebrating birds and highlighting Houston’s significance as a migration hotspot. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Urban Bird Treaty, the event included bird demonstrations, Native American bird-inspired dances, and activities for children.

This year, the renewable electricity provider is set to continue its Earth Day celebration at Discovery Green. On Saturday, April 20, 2024, from noon to 5 p.m., the free, zero-waste event will feature family-friendly activities, live music, art installations, and more.

Make every month Earth Month with a renewable energy provider

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