‘Light Up the City’ Provides Support for Saginaw Crime Prevention

To Initiate a Safer Community

We all want to provide a safe community for our families to live, work and play. Since 2012, Consumers Energy and Michigan State Police have empowered citizens to stand up against crime. The annual Light Up the City program inspires the community to take action, report crime and solve public issues through bridging together law enforcement, community groups and business leaders.

The annual Light Up the City program inspires the community to take action, report crime and solve public issues through bridging together law enforcement, community groups and business leaders. Photo via Light Up the City Saginaw Facebook page.
The annual Light Up the City program inspires the community to take action, report crime and solve public issues through bridging together law enforcement, community groups and business leaders. Photo via Light Up the City Saginaw Facebook page.

Light Up the City Saginaw Powered by Consumers Energy

Since 2011, Consumers Energy has been working to make communities safer by providing free home energy assessments, energy-saving products and services through Helping Neighbors. “Our Promise is to care for the communities we serve, and that involves doing our part to build community partnerships through initiatives such as Light Up the City,” says Tom Begin, Consumers Energy’s regional manager and a founding member for the Saginaw initiative. Consumers Energy also has donated $25,000 for this year’s Light up the City Saginaw.

The annual eight week safe walk encourages Saginaw citizens to take an active role in preventing crime in their community. The series includes:

  • A kick-off community celebration held on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ojibway Island.
  • Subsequent safe walks held Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • A community celebration on August 12, 2015 at Ojibway Island.

Click for the complete Light Up the City Saginaw 2015 Calendar.

Saginaw neighbors are asked to turn on their porch lights in support of the initiative. Click to learn more ways to get involved in the effort.

Did you know?

Leaving your porch lights on every day for two hours will cost you an average of

  • $4.80 a year for each incandescent bulb
  • $1.20 a year for each CFL bulb
  • $1 a year for each LED bulb

Giving up one to two cups of coffee a year is a low price to pay to keep your neighborhood safe. Click to learn how you can save money with energy efficient lighting.