It’s easy being green for nearly 20 local municipalities and nonprofits thanks to $150,000 in grant funding from PECO Green Region, the company’s municipal open space and environmental grant program. From restoring riverbanks to constructing an EZ Dock observation boardwalk and building a rain garden, this year’s grants will be used to begin projects that will help improve sustainability across the Greater Philadelphia region.
Through PECO Green Region, PECO has awarded more than $2 million to more than 275 projects since the program’s inception in 2004. The program is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to support environmental initiatives across southeastern Pennsylvania, including open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, and environmental conservation.
“The municipalities and nonprofits receiving grants are putting their energy into the environment, and we’re proud to support these initiatives as PECO remains committed to increasing the environmental sustainability of the communities we serve across southeastern Pennsylvania,” said Mike Innocenzo, PECO president and CEO. “Each of these projects will positively impact the region as they create new green spaces, revitalize vacant lots, beautify trails, and much more.”
In partnership with Natural Lands, the region’s leading land conservation organization and facilitator of PECO Green Region, PECO will provide grants to the following local municipalities:
- Montgomery County: Marlborough Township, North Wales Borough, Upper Salford Township, and Lower Gwynedd Township
Townships, municipalities and Philadelphia nonprofits that are preserving green space, can visit natlands.org/greenregion and apply for a PECO Green Region grant. A committee comprised of representatives from PECO, county agencies, and conservation organizations reviews each application and selects the projects that receive funding.
From PECO Green Region and operating an environmentally-friendly fleet, to PECO Smart Ideas, the company’s award-winning suite of programs to help customers save energy and money, all of PECO’s environmental efforts contribute to and support the long-term sustainability efforts of our parent company, Exelon Corporation, for the benefit of our customers and communities.