$2,100 grant to Limestone Learning Foundation supports innovative
NAPANEE, ON, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping Limestone
Learning Foundation fund the Energy Prototyping Project at Ernestown
Secondary School, courtesy of a $2,100 grant awarded today.
Through the project, students will take part in a hands-on
energy-related project that involves designing and building a scale
wind turbine model, testing it in a wind tunnel, calculating material
costs and cycle times, and presenting their design ideas to other
Peter Siemonsen, Union Gas utility service construction manager for
Kingston, presented the cheque to Leslie Myles, managing director of
Limestone Learning Foundation, at the Foundations' Fall Grants
Presentation, held today at Southview Public School. Joining in the
event were Limestone Learning Foundation board members, grant donors
and recipients, teachers, students and members of the public.
"At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright
tomorrow," said Siemonsen. "That means supporting important education
programs in the communities we serve. We are very pleased to help
Limestone Learning Foundation support projects like Ernestown Secondary
School's Energy Prototyping Project and make this community an even
better place to live and work."
The Energy Prototyping Project is one of many innovative energy projects
supported by Limestone Learning Foundation through its Energy Focus
"By emphasizing hands-on work that includes building, measuring and
testing, the program can open pathways to future careers in
environmental management, greenhouse agricultural work, heating and
ventilation installation, green construction, solar panel installation
and the electrical trades," said Kevin Firth, who teaches the Ernestown
Secondary School's Energy Focus Program.
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 Limestone Learning Foundation
The Limestone Learning Foundation is a registered charitable
organization established by the Limestone District School Board in
1999, to enhance public education by raising money for projects and
initiatives that could not otherwise be offered by the Board. Through
shared responsibility and community partnership, the Limestone Learning
Foundation enhances the quality of public education, maximizing the
learning opportunities for every student served by the Limestone
District School Board. For more information, visit limestone.on.ca/llf.
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.
Union Gas, named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and
2013 and one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, 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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