Union Gas helps London children build energy awarness
$2,000 grant to Children's Museum to support new displays on energy and conservation
LONDON, ON, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping the London Regional Children's Museum fund the Investigation Station portion of its Science in Your World gallery, courtesy of a $2,000 grant awarded today. The program offers children an opportunity to build strong foundations in energy awareness and conservation.
Maha El-Birani, Union Gas district engineering intern-in-training for London/Sarnia, presented the cheque today to Joy Birch, executive director of the London Regional Children's Museum, in the museum's Science in Your World gallery.
"At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright tomorrow," said El-Birani. "That means supporting important environmental education programs in the communities we serve. We are very pleased to help the London Regional Children's Museum make this community an even better place to live and work."
Union Gas' contribution will help the museum redevelop the Investigation Station portion of its Science in Your World gallery into more permanent displays. These new displays will cover various subjects including: endangered species, recycling, farming, energy, and nutrient cycles. The new displays will contain learning opportunities for the museum's entire audience and will be hands-on and interactive.
"It is with the help and generous community support of organizations like Union Gas that we at the Children's Museum are able to provide experiential learning opportunities for children and their families," Birch said. "Children are able to actively engage in the content at hand and make real-world connections. This is particularly important as it relates to environmental education as it helps to create global citizens who will think critically about their impact on the world."
Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000 to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About London Regional Children's Museum
Positioned at the heart of the arts, cultural and educational community, the London Regional Children's Museum has offered positive, hands-on learning experiences to children and families for 35 years. As Canada's first children's museum, our mission is to foster a community of innovation where children learn, connect and grow through play. Each year, the Children's Museum welcomes almost 100,000 visitors who participate in school education programs, workshops, day camps, self-guided visits and more. By giving children a place to discover the world around them, acquire new skills and interests, and develop meaningful family connections, the Children's Museum builds and maintains a strong and vibrant community. For more information, please visit www.londonchildrensmuseum.ca.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. One of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011-2013, Union Gas is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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