This week marks #GivingTuesday, a movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world. Established in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity year-round. In the spirit of giving and making an impact in the communities where our industry lives and works, the American Clean Power Association (ACP) will continue the legacy tradition of partnering with a local organization on a community service project during the annual CLEANPOWER Conference and Exhibition.
From Dec. 7-8, the clean power industry will gather in Salt Lake City for the first in-person CLEANPOWER event. For this year’s CLEANPOWER Community Service Project, ACP is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake (BGCGSL). Our CLEANPOWER goal is to raise $30,000 to help fund the BGCGSL’s STEM education program activities that focus on teaching students about renewable energy.
When given the opportunity to sponsor ACP’s CLEANPOWER 2021 Community Service Project it was an easy decision for us. Our philanthropic mission at Hannon Armstrong is to accelerate a just transition toward an equitable, inclusive and climate positive future. This aligns perfectly with ACP’s long-term goal of ensuring that CLEANPOWER creates a positive social impact in its host communities.
When kids have access to high yield learning experiences, they can overcome barriers to success. All kids deserve access to these types of experiences, yet not all have equal access. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salt Lake reports that 78% of club members are from low-moderate income homes, 31% are from single-parent homes and 35% are Black, Indigenous, and other people of color. BGCGSL’s mission is to inspire and empower youth, families, and communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Read more: https://www.evwind.es/2021/12/02/cleanpower-2021-community-service-project-to-teach-salt-lake-city-students-about-renewables-clean-power-careers/83576