$4,000 grant to Essex Region Conservation Foundation on GivingTuesday
ESSEX, ON, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Essex Region
Conservation Foundation support ERCA's Nature in Education program,
courtesy of a $4,000 grant awarded today. The hands-on study course
teaches students about habitats, water and wildlife using environmental
Andrea Seguin, Union Gas district manager for Windsor/Chatham presented
the cheque to Essex Region Conservation Foundation board chair, Ken
Schmidt and executive director Richard Wyma. Essex Regional
Conservation Foundation and Essex Region Conservation Authority board
members joined in the event.
"We're particularly mindful of environmental conservation because nature
provides the fuel that we deliver to our customers and also because
it's an important way to ensure our children's future will be as bright
as ours," said Seguin. "We're very pleased to support Essex Region
Conservation Foundation and the Nature in Education program, whose goal
aligns so closely with ours."
The program which is linked to the Ontario curriculum, is aimed at
students from senior kindergarten to Grade 12, and includes field
activities such as map courses, hawk banding and stream table
experiments at Essex Region Conservation Authority Conservation Areas.
More than 300,000 children have participated since the program began
more than 25 years ago.
"Education is a key factor in creating a future of sustainability," said
Schmidt. "These programs provide a unique, alternative learning
environment to allow children to reconnect and interact with nature."
In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses
and contributing to the province's economy through investment, job
creation, municipal taxes and energy efficiency programs, Union Gas has
a clear set of best practices regarding the environment and actively
encourages and promotes those practices via community groups throughout
its distribution area. This value is reflected each year, as the
company supports communities across Ontario through thousands of
volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations,
major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas
contributed about $3 million to charitable organizations across the
province, including environmental programs and projects. For more
information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Essex Region Conservation Foundation
Essex Region Conservation Foundation supports ERCA by raising the funds
required to reforest and green the Essex region, provide conservation
education, protect those significant natural areas that remain, plant
new forests in strategic locations, restore wetlands, protect cultural
heritage, and increase green connections through acquiring and
developing trails. For more information visit www.ourgreenlegacy.org
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major
Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company
based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers,
assets of over $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. The
distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial
and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario.
Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012, 2013 and
2014. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.
SOURCE: Union Gas Limited
For further information:
Union Gas Limited
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Essex Region Conservation Foundation
519 776 5209 ext. 366
519 984 2650 (cell)