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Union Gas Supports Go Green Initiatives in Rainbow Schools


Union Gas has donated $15,750 to the Rainbow District School Board for natural gas savings achieved over the past 12 months. Rainbow District School Board Director of Education Jean Hanson accepts the donation from Gerry Laforest, left, Commercial/Industrial Account Manager for Union Gas and Eric Foster, Managing Director of the Dearness Environmental Society.

Energy conservation efforts are paying off for staff and students in Rainbow Schools.

Union Gas has donated $15,750 to the Rainbow District School Board for natural gas savings achieved over the past 12 months.

"The donation will support education for sustainable development initiatives in Rainbow Schools through the Dearness Environmental Go Green Program," said Director of Education Jean Hanson who thanked Union Gas for its contribution.

"Rainbow District School Board continues to make great strides in achieving energy savings, which is a tribute to the students and staff who have made conservation an ongoing priority," said Eric Foster, Managing Director of the Dearness Environmental Society.

“Union Gas is delighted to recognize these efforts by contributing five cents per cubic metre of natural gas savings to the Go Green programs in Rainbow Schools,” said Gerry Laforest, Commercial/Industrial Account Manager for Union Gas.

He added: “Environmental stewardship is a core business value for Union Gas and we are committed to helping our customers reduce their energy consumption and at the same time, save money. This is an impressive achievement by the Rainbow Schools and we are delighted to support the Go Green Program.”

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Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 674-3171, ext. 7217.