Contest Asks Schools to Show Commitment to Green Energy

We’re excited about our new video contest that asks high schools to show us their commitment to renewable energy. The grand prize entry will receive $5,000 for their school, with smaller prizes for first, second and third place.  To enter, videos must be submitted on our Green Scenes Contest website now through November 15. Once the video is posted, family and friends can vote for your video application, to help your high school win one of the four prize levels.

The contest is limited to schools located in our electric or combination gas and electric service territory and full rules are available on the website. The winning entries will be based on a number of criteria, including creativity, strength of theme, video quality, and the number of votes received at the Green Scenes Contest website.  Voting for the contest ends on November 30, 2011, and we’ll announce the winners shortly after that deadline.

Consumers Energy is Michigan’s largest renewable energy provider.  Green Generation is our voluntary program for homes and businesses.  Launched in 2005, the program relies on renewable energy produced in Michigan, including wind and landfill gas. The Green Generation program adds diversity to Consumers Energy’s overall energy mix, reduces dependence on traditional energy sources, and helps to preserve our natural resources.