Awards of up to $5,000 will Fund Community-based Environmental
Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) today announced that it is taking
applications for its annual EcoStar Grant program, which provides
qualifying nonprofit organizations with funds to implement projects that
support Constellation Energy's continuing commitment to environmental
stewardship. Grant awards will be up to $5,000, with funds provided by
the Constellation Energy Foundation.
This is the third year for the EcoStar Grant program, which targets
community-based projects that fit into one or more of five stewardship
categories: pollution prevention, education and outreach, energy
efficiency, conservation and community activism. The application
deadline is March 10 and grant awards will be announced on or before
Earth Day, April 22.
"We are excited to continue the success of the EcoStar Grant program,
which has provided funding for a wide range of environmental stewardship
projects that demonstrate our commitment to the organizations making a
difference in our communities," said Paul J. Allen, chief environmental
officer and senior vice president, Constellation Energy. "These
grassroots projects are a natural complement to our continuing efforts
to benefit the environment by investing in solar, wind and other clean
energy sources, while also providing homes and businesses with the
products and services to more efficiently manage their energy use."
The EcoStar Grant program is one of a range of initiatives, donations
and grants targeting Constellation Energy's key areas of focus for
community outreach — energy, education, economic growth, the environment
and employee involvement. Since the program's inception in 2010,
Constellation Energy has awarded 147 EcoStar Grants totaling $655,000.
To qualify for an EcoStar Grant, a project should be located in an area
where Constellation Energy does business. Applicants must have a board
of directors and be designated a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Applications should include a project budget that details how the grant
award will be spent, with no more than 20 percent allocated to
administrative and office expenses.
Interested organizations can find additional project criteria and a link
to an online application form in the Community
Outreach section at www.constellation.com.
About Constellation Energy
Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) is a leading competitive supplier of
power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and
businesses across the continental United States. It owns a diversified
fleet of generating units, totaling approximately 12,000 megawatts of
generating capacity, and is a leading advocate for clean,
environmentally sustainable energy sources, such as solar power and
nuclear energy. The company delivers electricity and natural gas through
the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), its regulated utility in
Central Maryland. A FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Baltimore,
Constellation Energy had revenues of $14.3 billion in 2010.
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