The foundation’s new upgrades will support the needs of its local community, thanks to a grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
Submitted by Green Mountain Energy
PITTSBURGH, September 7, 2022 /CSRwire/ - North Side Pittsburgh-based Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF) and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club are pleased to announce the activation of BBF’s new EV charging infrastructure and rooftop solar. These upgrades were made possible by a $178,000 Sun Club® grant, allowing BBF to help achieve its Infrastructure Program goal of creating reliable, clean and affordable access to energy both in Pittsburgh and around the world.
This project will save more than $20,000 in annual fuel costs and offset 92% of the warehouse’s energy needs. The rooftop solar array will power the Galveston warehouse and office building facility, in addition to charging forklifts and other equipment used in the warehouse. The six EV chargers will be made available for staff, volunteers, visitors, and members of the Pittsburgh community.
Known for sustainable relief efforts in the areas of healthcare, infrastructure, disaster response and education, BBF envisions a world where aid leads to sustainable development. With this grant, BBF can continue its mission to help those in need around the world while consciously decreasing its carbon footprint – key factors in the charitable program’s consideration for awarding grants.
“Green Mountain Energy Sun Club is thrilled to be partnering with Brother’s Brother Foundation and supporting the incredible work they have been doing,” said Mark Parsons, Green Mountain Energy vice president. “Our goal with Sun Club® is to help communities achieve their sustainability goals and educate others on how to live a more sustainable life, and organizations like Brother’s Brother Foundation are doing just that.”
Since 2002, Green Mountain Energy Sun Club has been empowering local communities by donating nearly $11.7 million to 143 nonprofit organizations across Texas and the Northeast. Sun Club® supports projects promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency, resource conservation, education and awareness, clean transportation, and sustainable agriculture.
“We could not be more excited at being able to offer this clean energy powered service to our community members through the generosity and foresight of Sun Club®,” said Ozzy Samad, BBF president. “The support from Sun Club® offers a clear testament to BBF’s vision and commitment towards achieving clean energy solutions worldwide, while addressing its own energy needs.”
To learn more about Brother’s Brother Foundation, visit https://brothersbrother.org.
About Brother’s Brother Foundation:
Brother’s Brother Foundation helps bridge the gap between aid and sustainability by supporting localized programs and providing essential resources in the areas of Healthcare, Infrastructure, Disaster Response, and Education (H.I.D.E). Our vision is A world where aid leads to sustainable development.
About Green Mountain Energy Sun Club
Green Mountain Energy is changing the way power is made and advancing sustainable communities through the work of the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. Since its founding in 2002, the Sun Club® has donated more than $11.6 million to 143 non-profit organizations across Texas and the Northeast. Sun Club® collaborates with non-profit organizations on projects that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, resource conservation and environmental stewardship. To learn more about (Green Mountain Energy and) Sun Club® or to apply for a Sun Club® grant, visit greenmountainenergy.com/sunclub.
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