Over the last two years, Constellation Energy, an Exelon company, has been proud to offer the EcoStar grants initiative. The past two years have supported a combined total of 147 different EcoStar projects across 20 states! EcoStar grants support projects that fit into one or more of five stewardship categories: pollution prevention, education and outreach, energy efficiency, conservation and community activism.
In 2012, 93 EcoStar award winners will receive a total of $471,662 across 22 states where Constellation Energy does business. These grants will support several environmental initiatives in local commununities. The EcoStar projects will help to maintain over 4,700 trees and 1,300 different types of native plants. The projects will also remove and divert 37 tons of trash and recyclables while protecting nearly 7 billion gallons of ground water per year! Several groups will also use this award money for education and outreach to their communities on a variety of environmental issues including storm water runoff, air pollution, habitat restoration, and energy efficiency. Visit our website to see the entire list of this year’s grant winners.
New this year, the top 5 “EcoStar SuperStars” will also receive a two year commitment to sustain and expand their projects. Also, this year 70% of the projects are outside of the state of Maryland, representing national business footprint for Constellation Energy.
Congratulations to all the 2012 winners! If your organization didn’t get a chance to apply for this year’s EcoStar grants, be sure to check back often for updates on the program and the announcement on when we’ll be accepting applications for 2013.
To qualify for an EcoStar Grant, a project should be located in an area where Constellation Energy does business. To find out where we do business, go here.
To learn more about the EcoStar grants and see a full list of 2012 winners, go here.