will be presenting a check to The Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) for $1,000 at a meeting on Thursday, May 3 at 7 P.M. in the Tamalpais Room of the San Rafael Corporate Center at 750 Lindaro Street, San Rafael.
More than 1,000 Marin County electric customers have signed up for Marin Clean Energy’s Deep Green 100% renewable electricity product, marking the successful conclusion of the agency’s ‘Heart’ Deep Green campaign. The campaign invited electric customers to vote for their favorite local nonprofit when they signed up for Deep Green, with the energy agency pledging to donate $1,000 to the nonprofit with the most votes when the milestone of 1,000 customers was reached.
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), a nonprofit devoted to preserving Marin County farmland for agricultural use, received the most votes, winning the campaign and a check from Marin Clean Energy for $1,000. The public support bodes well for MALT’s current campaign to honor retiring Executive Director Bob Berner by protecting 50,000 acres of farmland (comprised of three working family farms and ranches). MALT is seeking gifts from individuals and family foundations in order to help them save this farmland and reach their goal of preserving 50% of Marin’s at-risk farmland.
"We were thrilled to partner with so many local nonprofit organizations to increase participation in MCE’s Deep Green program," said Ken Wachtel, Marin Energy Authority Director and Mill Valley Councilmember. "These are the types of partnerships and programs that make MCE unique. As a not-for-profit agency ourselves, we have the ability to reinvest and support Marin County.”
Other nonprofits that participated in Marin Clean Energy’s Deep Green campaign included Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Community Media Center of Marin, Homeward Bound of Marin, KWMR - West Marin Community Radio, Marin Conservation League, Marin Humane Society, Marin Link, Next Generation, Sustainable Marin, and Teens Turning Green.
Electric customers in Marin can sign up for Deep Green by calling 1-888-632-3674 or signing up on the web at www.marincleanenergy.com/deepgreen.