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Geronimo Energy teaches Eaton County kids about renewable energy

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Posted at 8:06 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 20:08:44-04

CHARLOTTE, Mich. — Renewable energy company Geronimo Energy partnered with Eaton County Parks and Recreation’s “Summer Adventure Program” this week to teach local children about the benefits of clean, renewable energy.

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the community by partnering with Eaton County Parks to teach campers about the benefits of clean, renewable energy,” saidDavid Shiflett, project manager at Geronimo Energy. “Renewable energy projects like solar and wind provide significant benefits for local communities, such as providing a new source of income for local farmers and new tax revenue for the community at large. We value our partnership with the Eaton County community and are encouraged by the support we’ve received from residents.”

During the week of July 15, the theme for the Summer Adventure Program is “Our Amazing Earth.” On Wednesday morning, Kara Bakke, a permitting specialist for Geronimo Energy, demonstrated to campers how solar panels and wind turbine models produce electricity. Campers also learned how renewable energy can provide pollinator habitat and supports local farms.

Geronimo Energy is in the early planning process for the Sandstone Creek Solar Project, a solar farm in Eaton County. The project would result in tens of millions of dollars in investment and provide significant tax revenue for Eaton County services including roads, public safety and schools.

For more information about Geronimo Energy and the proposed Sandstone Creek solar project, contact info@geronimoenergy.com or 952-988-9000.

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