BGE presents $400K in 'Green Grants'

BALTIMORE, Md. - Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.  provided on Wednesday more than $400,000 in grants to nearly 50 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental stewardship.

So far this year, BGE has contributed more than $2.2 million to 150 charitable organizations throughout central Maryland. Wednesday's event, held at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum in Baltimore, is part of BGE's new BGE Green Grants program, which according to a news release, is designed specifically for local 501c3 nonprofit organizations committed to improving and making a positive impact on the environment throughout central Maryland.

The BGE Green Grants range from $500 to $10,000 each and were awarded in the following environmental focus areas: conservation, education, energy efficiency, pollution prevention and community activism.

BGE said some examples of the initiatives that received funding through the program include environmental education, recycling days, neighborhood beautification and tree planting, a fresh fruit farm and a green play place

 A complete list of the grant recipients can be found here .

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