Whether we’re caring for 密歇根’s natural resources or supporting difference-makers in our 社区 through charitable giving, 人基金资助, 节约能源, 和志愿服务, we constantly seek ways to change our members’ lives for the better.
作为五大湖能源的一员, we’re proud to provide you with many opportunities to make a difference in your community. 减少你的碳足迹, 支持重要的非营利组织, take a look at the list below to see what’s within your power to make a difference in the community.
在鲍德温市中心, 密歇根, the Lake County Historical Museum and Society seek to educate and share their passion for the county and its people’s rich and diverse history.
为他们, preserving history also means preserving the natural resources the area celebrates, and the society is proud to have a co-op partner in this effort.
圆圈摇摆“S”儿童农场 in Free Soil provides free animal therapy and recreation for people with disabilities, 影响超过1个,000 individuals each from all over Western 密歇根 and beyond. The 40-acre farm-—operated completely by volunteers and donations-—features a working garden, 羊, 兔子, 鸡, and year-round programming and events which has earned recognition from Ludington and Scottville Chamber’s community service awards, and the state of 密歇根’s “Special Tribute Award.”
熊溪有机农场, the first USDA Certified Organic farm in Petoskey, operates 52 weeks per year to produce a wide variety of organic greens including salad greens, 在, 绿叶蔬菜, 除了蜂蜜，还有活草药, 大蒜, 西红柿, 黄瓜, 和其他有机植物.
The farm’s hyper-local concentration ensures customers enjoy products that are thousands of miles fresher by delivering produce to customers as soon as possible after harvest, and thousands of miles greener from a carbon-footprint standpoint by reducing carbon emissions associated with transporting the produce.
For children, summer can be a season of opportunity to learn and grown on their own terms. That can be challenging for some children in Barry County to access learning opportunities.
这就是巴里县基督教青年会的原因, in a partnership with local schools and businesses–and support from Great Lakes Energy 人基金–joined together to create the B. Bus Mobile Library on a mission to keep kids and families reading all summer. 在他们的第一年，B. 巴克斯借了2100多本书给350个孩子.
超过25年了, 奥茨戈县人类栖息地 (OCHFH) has strived to bring people together to build homes, 社区, 和希望.
现在正在建造它的第25个家, OCHFH is bringing together more community members than ever through a partnership with Kirkland 社区 College and a unique educational and philanthropic opportunity for area high school students to earn valuable experience and college credits.
自1983年以来, 挑战山丰富了, 启发, and empowered individuals with disabilities through adaptive recreational experiences and adventures. The passion and dedication of the staff and volunteers now provides nearly 2,000 adventurous experiences per year—free of charge.
山地的挑战, protecting 密歇根’s outdoors means more than protecting beauty and splendor. It means fostering the foundation to provide hope and empowerment for individuals to challenge themselves in all-seasons—and beyond.