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BGE Awards More Than $300,000 in Green Grants to 63 Maryland Nonprofits

BALTIMORE (October 18, 2017) Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has announced 63 nonprofit recipients of its annual environmental stewardship Green Grants. The grants support environmental initiatives across BGE's central Maryland service area and bring the company's five-year total of Green Grants support to more than $1.6 million.

Select grant recipients were highlighted in a video presented during the awards announcement. Their stories are available here.

"The organizations supported by BGE Green Grants are making significant and meaningful environmental improvements in the communities where our customers live and work," said Alex Núñez, senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for BGE. "We're grateful to our nonprofit partners for the real difference they are making to the environmental health of central Maryland and we're proud to support their efforts."

The BGE Green Grants program provides awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 for projects in conservation, education, energy efficiency and pollution prevention.  The application process is open to 501c3 nonprofit organizations located in BGE's central Maryland service area that are committed to making a positive environmental impact.

BGE's pursuit of increasing environmental sustainability aligns with the goals of its parent company, Exelon Corporation, which has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for 11 consecutive years.  Together, Exelon and its Maryland subsidiaries committed as part of a 2012 merger to maintaining an average of $7 million in annual charitable giving in the state over ten years. The annual BGE Green Grants program is a significant part of that commitment.

Applications for BGE's Green Grants are reviewed by an external committee of community stakeholders. For more information on the BGE Green Grants program, visit bge.com

 

2017 Green Grants Recipients:

Organization Project City County
Alliance for the Chesapeake BayProject Clean StreamAnnapolisAnne Arundel
Alpert Family Aleph Bet Jewish Day SchoolRain Garden RestorationAnnapolisAnne Arundel
Annapolis GreenPortable Bottle Filling StationsAnnapolisAnne Arundel
Annapolis Maritime MuseumMaritime Museum EventAnnapolisAnne Arundel
National Wildlife FederationUrban Wildlife WeekAnnapolisAnne Arundel
Severn River Association"The Things We Can Do" Educational SeriesAnnapolisAnne Arundel
Smithsonian Environmental Research CenterSERC 2018 ConferenceEdgewaterAnne Arundel
National Electronics MuseumAAC Elementary School Sea Perch ChallengeLinthicumAnne Arundel
Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards AcademyCollective Action for CommunitiesMillersvilleAnne Arundel
Easter SealsCommunal Garden at Adult Day Center in BaltimoreBaltimoreBaltimore
Catonsville Presbyterian ChurchWoodlands RestorationCatonsvilleBaltimore
Friends of Great Kids FarmSolar Power projectCatonsvilleBaltimore
Irvine Nature CenterInterpretive & Nature SignageOwings MillsBaltimore
Junior AchievementEnvironmental Ed ProgramOwings MillsBaltimore
Soldiers Delight ConservationInvasive Species ControlOwings MillsBaltimore
Pearlstone Conference and Retreat CenterSolar Education CampaignReisterstownBaltimore
Stevenson UniversityNative Plant Habitat GardenStevensonBaltimore
Career Tech Education Advisory CouncilBCPS Clean Green: 15 Litter ChallengeTimoniumBaltimore
Gunpowder Valley ConservancyClear Creeks ProjectTowsonBaltimore
Towson University Foundation Inc.Glen Arboretum RestorationTowsonBaltimore
Valleys Planning CouncilArt for Land's SakeTowsonBaltimore
Amazing Grace Lutheran ChurchGrowing Good ThingsBaltimoreBaltimore City
Baltimore Green SpaceGreen Spaces and ForestsBaltimoreBaltimore City
BikemoreMobile Bike ShopBaltimoreBaltimore City
BUILDCommunity Green SpaceBaltimoreBaltimore City
Calvert SchoolNo Waste Lunch ProgramBaltimoreBaltimore City
Community of Curtis BayFilbert Street Community GardenBaltimoreBaltimore City
Concerted Care FoundationCommunity Park reconstructionBaltimoreBaltimore City
Druid Heights Community Development CorporationVacant Lot RestorationBaltimoreBaltimore City
Federal Hill Thinking GreenTrees for SchoolsBaltimoreBaltimore City
Friends of Patterson ParkConnect to StewardshipBaltimoreBaltimore City
Fuel Fund of MDWatt Watchers Ed ProgramBaltimoreBaltimore City
Fund for Johns HopkinsSustainability StoryboardBaltimoreBaltimore City
Fusion PartnershipsWhitelock Community Farms Workshare ProgramBaltimoreBaltimore City
Liberty Grace ChurchUrban Community GardenBaltimoreBaltimore City
Living ClassroomSLURRPBaltimoreBaltimore City
Loyola UniversityLow-Flow Shower HeadsBaltimoreBaltimore City
Memorial Episcopal ChurchTree Well EnlargementBaltimoreBaltimore City
Patterson Park Audubon CenterBaltimore Birding WeekendBaltimoreBaltimore City
Patterson Park Audubon CenterDiverse HabitatsBaltimoreBaltimore City
Network for Developing Conscious CommunitiesMosher Neighborhood Electricity Efficiency ProjectBaltimoreBaltimore City
New Greenmount West Community AssociationMcAllister Park RevitalizationBaltimoreBaltimore City
Parks & People FoundationBranches - Environmental Internship ProgramBaltimoreBaltimore City
Peale CenterBirdland and AnthropoceneBaltimoreBaltimore City
Pigtown Main StreetBloom the BoulevardBaltimoreBaltimore City
Rebuilding Together BaltimoreBuilding a Healthy NeighborhoodBaltimoreBaltimore City
Sixth BranchOliver Community FarmBaltimoreBaltimore City
Skate Park of BaltimoreSkatepark Landscaping PlanBaltimoreBaltimore City
Southwest PartnershipClean Up SouthwestBaltimoreBaltimore City
St. Francis Neighborhood CenterGreen MachineBaltimoreBaltimore City
Strong City BaltimoreBoone St. Farm Youth Leadership Apprentice ProgramBaltimoreBaltimore City
Strong City BaltimoreBaltimore Trash TalkBaltimoreBaltimore City
Young AudiencesGrowing Up GreenBaltimoreBaltimore City
American Chestnut Land TrustWatershed MonitoringPrince FrederickCalvert
Manchester Parks FoundationBuilding Upgrade / Sustainability overhaulManchesterCarroll
CHANGE, Inc.Horticultural ProgramWestminsterCarroll
Harford Land TrustHarford Moon FundraiserChurchvilleHarford
Howard Eco WorksEllicott City Soak it UpColumbiaHoward
PTA Maryland Congress of Parents & TeachersWilde Lake Middle School Zero Environmental Stewardship ProgramColumbiaHoward
Friends of Patapsco ValleyStream Watch ProgramEllicott CityHoward
Power52Energy Professional TrainingEllicott CityHoward
Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor EducationEnergy Conservation LessonsJessupHoward
Howard County ConservancyConnectivity Upgrades to Environmental Ed CenterWoodstockHoward
Wildlife Habitat CouncilBaltimore 2nd Harbor ProjectSilver SpringMontgomery
University of MD College ParkSolar DecathlonCollege ParkPrince George's

 


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BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM  BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.

 

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