CIELO WIND POWER SPONSORS EARTH DAY EVENTS AND AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

April 27th, 2012  |  Published in In the News, Press Releases, Top Stories

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April 22, 2012

For more information, contact:

Virginia Rogan

Cielo Wind Power, LP

823 Congress Avenue, Suite 500

Austin, TX 78701

(512) 440-0305

vrogan@cielowind.com

www.cielowind.com

CIELO WIND POWER SPONSORS EARTH DAY EVENTS AND AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS


Austin-based Cielo Wind Power, LP, continues its Earth Stewardship Scholarship Award program through participation in Earth Day events in Amarillo and Austin, Texas


Austin, Texas – Cielo Wind Power, LP of Austin, Texas – the largest independent wind power company in the United States – continues its 6th year of support of students and education by pledging $20,000 in scholarships to school districts in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Award recipients were honored at the Regeneration 2012 event in Amarillo, Texas and at the Earth Day Festival in Austin, Texas. Award recipients were given trees to plant at the Regeneration 2012 event held at Thompson Park in Amarillo. Cielo hosted hospitality booths at both events with educational games, drinks, giveaways and raffle prizes for attendees.


This year, scholarship recipients were asked to choose from three essay topics and describe their responsibility as earth stewards and how they will continue to pursue that responsibility in their education, communities, and career plans. “The stewardship scholarship is a great way for Cielo to give back to local communities and recognize outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to land stewardship,” said Walt Hornaday, President of Cielo Wind Power, LP.


Cielo recognizes the need for promotion of environmental education and views the scholarship program as an investment in Texas’ renewable energy future. Recently, Cielo has been involved with the development of approximately 400 MW of wind energy in the Texas panhandle. Cielo’s activity in the region demonstrates a significant commitment to workforce development and stimulation of the tax base in the communities encompassed in its project footprint.


Cielo is a privately held company based in Austin, Texas that develops, owns and operates wind power facilities in the southwest. Wind Ranch™ is a registered trademark licensed to Cielo and represents the ideals the company embraces in taking necessary steps to minimize the impact of wind projects on farming, ranching and natural uses of the land.


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