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Nov 18, 2011
Constellation Energy, Chicago Bears Highlight "Save Da Planet" Week With an Environmental Lesson from Elementary School Students
Chicago Public Schools Students Demonstrate Environmental Prowess CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Chicago Bears and Constellation Energy, the energy provider to Halas Hall and a leading competitive energy supplier in Illinois, met with Hamilton Elementary School students Tuesday to highlight the team's inaugural "Save Da Planet" activities that culminate with Sunday's game. Students gave Bears' linebacker Nick Roach a tour of their garden and composting efforts, and shared high-fives over the school's environmental leadership. The fourth, fifth and sixth grade students — and volunteer members of the "green team" at Hamilton Elementary — stole the show, as this video shows, by demonstrating their environmental expertise and know-how. The experienced recyclers, composters and gardeners presented ways they lead their school in being environmentally conscious. The students also prepared tips and advice for the Bears on ways the team can save energy, use less water and compost the many fruits and vegetables NFL players eat to stay strong and healthy. "These students are the young leaders of tomorrow who are setting an example for all of us on ways to protect our planet and live more sustainably," said John Oroni, vice president, Great Lakes - Ohio Valley Region for Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG). "Constellation Energy is thrilled to support the Bears' commitment to recycling, energy efficiency and clean energy and we hope fans and Illinois residents will take advantage of the clean energy we offer through our electricity choice and savings." More information is available at home.constellation.com. "It's always encouraging to see young people engaged in making our communities, our state and the planet a better place to live," said Jen Walling, executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, a supporter of "Save Da Planet" week who joined in the Hamilton Elementary School activities. "We applaud the Chicago Bears and Constellation Energy for their efforts to promote energy-saving techniques to the residents of Illinois." The "Save Da Planet" week will conclude Sunday at the Bears game against the San Diego Chargers with Constellation Energy retiring renewable energy certificates (RECs) to cover the expected energy usage at Soldier Field that day. The RECs will help those attending the game avoid approximately 42 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions — that's roughly equivalent to 1,700 propane grills commonly used at tailgates. For more information on all the "Save Da Planet" initiatives, please visit www.chicagobears.com/savedaplanet. About Constellation Energy Constellation Energy (www.constellation.com), headquartered in Baltimore, 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. Constellation EnergyMaureen Brown410-470-7433orChicago BearsScott Hagel847-739-5220 Source: Constellation Energy News Provided by Acquire Media
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