Serving a rural area means serving more than just its people. Noble REMC aims to serve and protect the land, which supports us all.
One way we do this is through our annual EnviroWatts grant program, which benefits nonprofit service organizations, working to improve the environment locally in Noble, DeKalb or the surrounding counties.
Whether cleaning up a local river or lake, planting more native species or promoting recycling in the community, this funding could help boost environmental endeavors and benefit the community at large.
Our members are the ones who make this all possible. The program, a partnership with our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power Alliance, is completely voluntarily and gives residential members the opportunity to purchase green energy generated from renewable, environmentally-preferred sources. Members who choose to participate donate 1 cent for each kilowatt-hour they use, up to 500 kWh. Those pennies – a maximum of $5 a month per member – make up the EnviroWatts fund, which then goes back to the community through grants to local environmental projects.
If you're a member and would like to sign up to purchase your first 500 kWh from an environmentally-preferred source, please contact us at 800-933-7362 or email us with your name and intention to sign up for EnviroWatts. You can also print out the form and mail it in with your bill or separately.
Are you part of a nonprofit organization that is looking to make a positive impact on the local environment? Does the project accomplish one of the following?
- Develop renewable energy sources and resources
- Reduce energy use
- Improve water quality of rivers, streams and underground aquifers
- Improve air quality of local area
- Enhance species diversity
- Create or restore habitat for wildlife
- Plant trees or native plants
- Encourage recycling
- Educate individuals about safe disposal of waste, especially hazardous/chemical waste
- Educate the public on local environmental issues
It's time to apply for our annual disbursement of EnviroWatts grant funding. Click here for the grant application.
Applications for funding from the Noble REMC EnviroWatts program are due into our office at 300 Weber Road, PO Box 137, Albion, Indiana 46701 by end of business on the first Monday of March.
Noble REMC will make the funding decision(s) in March, and grants will be awarded in April.