Constellation Invests Additional $450,000 in Baltimore Energy Challenge & City Schools Sustainability Challenge

Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:27am EST

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Office of Sustainability and Baltimore Community Foundation puts youth in charge
on environmental concerns
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 WHAT:         Constellation is investing an additional $450,000 to further the goals of the Baltimore Energy Challenge and City Schools Sustainability Challenge, both programs of the Baltimore Office of Sustainability and the Baltimore Community Foundation. Since 2009, more than 80 schools have participated in energy and sustainability projects.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 WHO:          Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
               Superintendent of Baltimore City Public Schools Andres A. Alonso                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
               John Quinn, Director, Performance and Policy, Environmental Strategy, Exelon, Constellation`s parent company;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
               Beth Strommen, Director, Baltimore Office of Sustainability;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
               Cheryl Casciani, Director of Neighborhood Sustainability, Baltimore Community;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
               Principal Tamara Hanson and green team students from John Eager Elementary School; and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
               Reservoir Hill Improvement Council Executive Director Rick Gwynallen and neighborhood Energy Captain.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 WHEN:         Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 WHERE:        John Eager Howard Elementary School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
               2011 Linden Ave. - Baltimore, MD 21217                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 WHY:          Young people are critically important to furthering the goals of the Baltimore Sustainability Plan. As tomorrow`s leaders, they need to participate fully in their own futures. This investment allows the implementation of the program in additional schools and communities.                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 PHOTO OPP:    Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Superintendent Alonso will sign the "Energy Challenge Pledge" beside the wind turbine built by students.                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Alice Kennedy, LEED Green Associate
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
410-396-4556
alice.kennedy@baltimorecity.gov

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