East Grand Rapids is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint by participating in DTE Energy’s CleanVision Natural Gas Balance program, becoming the first municipality in the state to join.
DTE’s CleanVision Natural Gas Balance program helps participants balance their carbon footprints by using a combination of renewable natural gas and carbon offsets produced from Michigan forests. As a result, program participants are provided with a cleaner energy source for a monthly fee. By enrolling, The City of East Grand Rapids is addressing its carbon footprint by using renewable natural gas and helping preserve Michigan forests.
“This is another step in the right direction toward a cleaner and greener future for East Grand Rapids,” Mayor Katie Favale said. “We are excited to partner with DTE in this exciting program to achieve our sustainability and carbon neutrality goals.”
With a carbon neutrality goal of 2040, the City of East Grand Rapids has implemented several sustainability programs, initiatives and infrastructure developments to address its carbon footprint and environmental impact. These include:
“The City of East Grand Rapids is proud to be the first municipality in the state to participate in DTE Energy’s CleanVision Natural Gas Balance program and be a leader in sustainability,” City Manager Shea Charles said. “We are delighted to implement this program and continue to be a trusted steward of our environment. By proactively addressing our carbon footprint, we are helping to make East Grand Rapids a wonderful place for future generations.”
Community members and local businesses can also voluntarily enroll in the Natural Gas Balance program by visiting dteenergy.com.