EnviroWatts Grant supports Ivy Tech energy program

September 5, 2017

 • BY Rob Ford

Belinda Kiger (far left) and Larry Rose (far right) from the EnviroWatts board present a check to Rhonda Overman (2nd from right) and Tom McCool (2nd from left) from Ivy Tech.
Belinda Kiger (far left) and Larry Rose (far right) from the EnviroWatts board present a check to Rhonda Overman (2nd from right) and Tom McCool (2nd from left) from Ivy Tech.
Belinda Kiger (far left) and Larry Rose (far right) from the EnviroWatts board present a check to Rhonda Overman (2nd from right) and Tom McCool (2nd from left) from Ivy Tech.
Belinda Kiger (far left) and Larry Rose (far right) from the EnviroWatts board present a check to Rhonda Overman (2nd from right) and Tom McCool (2nd from left) from Ivy Tech.

EnviroWatts presented a $10,000 grant check to the Craig Porter Energy Center at Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette. The grant will help fund scholarships for students in the energy program.

“We are very grateful for this grant that will directly help our energy technology students,” said Rhonda Overman, Director of Development for Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette. “The Energy Technology program helps meet the employment needs of area energy companies by providing highly skilled and qualified graduates to the workforce.”

The EnviroWatts program allows Tipmont REMC members to support environmental projects in our community. When you sign up for EnviroWatts, you elect to pay a small premium of one cent per kilowatt-hour on your electric bill. The maximum contribution is $5 per month per account.

The extra penny per kilowatt-hour goes into the EnviroWatts Trust Fund that is overseen by a board of volunteer Tipmont members. Non-profit organizations in the Tipmont service area can apply to receive grants from the fund to be used for environmental projects. EnviroWatts has contributed over $633,000 in environmental grants since 2003.

Leave a greener future. Sign up online today at tipmont.org/envirowatts

 

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Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015.

Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.

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