BEMC is proud to support NC GreenPower, an independent nonprofit whose mission is to expand public knowledge and acceptance of cleaner energy technologies to all North Carolinians through local, community-based initiatives. The program is designed to improve the environment by supporting renewable energy, carbon offset projects and providing grants for educational solar installations at N.C. K-12 schools.
For as little as $4 per month, 125 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy is supplied to the electric grid in North Carolina, rather than from traditional sources. In addition, each $4 donation provides grants to N.C. K-12 schools for educational solar installations. Over the course of a year, that monthly $4 donation will support 1,500 kWh of green power – that’s the environmental impact of planting 240 trees!
NC GreenPower also offers the ability for you to support local carbon offset projects. For each $4 block contributed by a member, NC GreenPower pays a premium to a project owner or developer in the NC/SC/VA regional area that is mitigating 1,000 pounds of greenhouse gases through a project such as: methane gas capture from animal waste or a landfill; reforestation or avoiding deforestation. Over the course of a year, that monthly $4 donation will offset 12,000 lbs. of greenhouse gases – that’s the approximate emissions of a car traveling 17,010 miles and is like planting 923 trees! Donations to carbon offset may be made on their website here.
NC GreenPower accepts financial contributions from both citizens and businesses to help offset the costs associated with producing green energy and mitigating greenhouse gases. Donations are made in “blocks” of $4, and there is no limit to the number of $4 blocks that an individual, organization, or business can contribute.
Please visit their website for more information: https://www.ncgreenpower.org/solar-schools/