[MAY 12, 2006]
Lincoln Christian Nursery School has recently
completed a new lighting upgrade funded by a grant received from the
Illinois Clean Energy Foundation. The grant provided funds to the
nursery school to replace all the existing lighting with
energy-efficient fixtures. The Illinois Clean Energy Grant provided
$15,097 toward the project. The change to energy-efficient fixtures
reduced the electrical demand by 18.87 kilowatts, which will result
in an annual savings of over $4,000 for the nursery school.
In the last five years, the Illinois Clean Energy Foundation has
awarded $92 million in grants to 1,500 nonprofit organizations and
local governments in 96 counties throughout Illinois, including
$29.5 million just last year.
Illinois Clean Energy
Community Foundation invests in clean energy development and
land preservation efforts, working with communities and residents to
improve environmental quality in Illinois. The foundation funds
projects in three core program areas: improving energy efficiency,
developing renewable energy resources, and preserving and enhancing
natural areas and wildlife habitat throughout Illinois.