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Consumers Energy Foundation donates $500,000 to three projects that protect Michigan’s environment

Consumers Energy Foundation donates $500,000 to three projects that protect Michigan’s environment

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Planet Awards Support Projects Southeast Michigan Kalamazoo Area

JACKSON, Mich., April 25, 2022/PRNewswire/ The Consumers Energy Foundation celebrated Earth Month today with the provision of a wide range of energy-efficient products. $500,000Three projects that will have a significant impact Michigan’sEnvironment: Protecting freshwater resources by planting 1,000 trees and preserving habitat Michigan’s wildlife.

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Foundation’s third Planet Awards were presented to the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development and Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority. These grants are intended to preserve, restore, and protect. Michigan’sNatural resources

“Consumers Energy is dedicated to ensuring Michiganpossesses world-class natural resources. Our Planet Awards reflect that commitment in action,” said Brandon HofmeisterPresident of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “We are excited to support these projects, and confident that they will significantly aid preserve our environment. Michigan’sNature’s beauty.”

These are the three winners projects:

  • Macomb County, $250,000 The Green Macomb Urban Forest Partnership is a partnership that will improve the county’s urban tree canopy. They will plant 1,000 trees and 1,500 native shrubs on public land in communities that include. Mount Clemens, Harrison Township Clinton Township. Additional planting opportunities will also be available Shelby Township, Macomb Township, Roseville, Eastpointe, Warren, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Utica Center Line.

  • Oshtemo Township (Kalamazoo County), $150,000 Oshtemo Charter Township will work with the Kalamazoo Nature Center to restore the ecological health and provide hands-on environmental education as well as stewardship opportunities that focus on climate resilience.

  • Brighton, $100,000 The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority will restore the floodplain and forested habitats that make the Huron River headwaters. The two-year project will see native replacement trees planted in areas where oak and ash trees have been killed by disease and pests. It will also restore and enhance native pollinator habitats in nearby meadows and prairies.

Winners of the Planet Awards in 2021Huron Pines Resource Conservation & Development Council and Au Sable Institute were among the others.

Consumers Energy Foundation is the charity arm of Consumers Energy. Michigan’slargest energy provider. The Foundation helps communities thrive and grow by investing in the most important things. MichiganIts people, our planet Michigan’s prosperity. In 2021 the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy, its workers and retirees contributed to over $17.5 MillionTo Michigan nonprofits. Visit www.nonprofits.org for more information. www.ConsumersEnergy.com/foundation.

Consumers Energy Michigan’sThe state’s largest energy provider is CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), which provides natural gas and/or electric to 6.8 million residents of all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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