School receives environmental grant

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, has awarded $7,500 to the Greencastle-Antrim School District.

“Energy conservation and new technologies will play leading roles in meeting the future demand for electricity in the United States,” said William C. Hall Jr., a vice president of Dominion and president of the Dominion Foundation. “It is important to support the fresh ideas and intellectual potential of tomorrow’s workers and leaders of industry.”

G-ASD will use the grant to help students connect in-class lessons and real-life issues using the environmental center. Students will use classroom-based and portable technology to locate, identify and inventory invasive and native plant life. The project connects math, science, technology and environmental education to assist sixth graders in ‘combatting invaders of the local ecosystem.”

The Dominion Educational Grants Partnership Program helps schools strengthen math and science skills of students in grades 6-12. The Foundation awards individual grants of up to $10,000. The company has awarded more than $2.6 million in such grants since the program began in 1996.

Dominion is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation. It operates the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems and serves retail energy cusomers in 12 states.