Wind Power Provider Recognized as Leading Edge Green Business
Clean Currents announced today that it has won Green America’s People & Planet award, recognizing America’s best green businesses with innovation in clean energy. Winners are granted $5,000 to invest in their green initiatives. Clean Currents was selected as a winner of this award for their Green Neighborhood Challenge program (GNEC). GNEC gives community groups and non-profits an opportunity to raise funds for green projects while increasing support for clean energy.
“We are honored to have won the People & Planet Award as it reinforces one of our main goals: to link green-minded businesses, individuals, and organizations together to build more sustainable communities. Thanks to Green America, we can further our Green Neighborhood Challenge program by energizing neighborhoods around clean energy and green projects to build a cleaner, greener future together,” commented Gary Skulnik, Clean Currents President.
Since Clean Currents began running the GNEC program 3 years ago, the company has engaged 150 communities to switch to wind power and donated over $20,000 to fund gardens, recycling and compost bins, energy efficiency initiatives, tree plantings, and environmental education programs. For example, through GNEC, “Greener in Greenbelt” has encouraged hundreds of homes to use wind power, enabling Greenbelt, MD to become an EPA Green Power Community.
Carol Nezzo, a GNEC leader says, “Wind Power is clean energy — which our world needs. We need a catalyst to get neighbors together. GNEC give[s] us the task of getting these wonderful people together to implement a green project. Our world needs us to work as a team on significant projects.”
Clean Currents will invest the $5,000 award in cultivating community action for a cleaner future through the GNEC program.