Union Gas Invests $30,000 in the Place for Life

Posted on November 28, 2017

Amherstburg, ON – Union Gas has donated $30,000 to enriching and sustaining the Windsor-Essex County and Pelee Island region as the Place for Life.  For the next three years, Union Gas will serve as the Gold Sponsor for each of the Essex Region Conservation Foundation’s fundraising events – the Conservation Golf Tournament, Bike Tour and Super Santa Run.  This donation is particularly significant as it kicks off the Foundation’s Giving Tuesday efforts.

”Union Gas is pleased to support the Essex Region Conservation Foundation’s Place For Life campaign,” said Sean Collier, Union Gas’ District Manager, Windsor/Chatham. “We share ERCF’s commitment to environmental conservation. This latest partnership is one of many over the past several years and we are pleased to continue with our support of their efforts.”

Three trees were planted at Holiday Beach Conservation Area to represent each year of the commitment.  Union Gas has been providing sponsorship and volunteers for a variety of environmental efforts and initiatives over two decades.  They have helped to provide Nature in Education to nearly 10,000 students annually since 2009.  In 2011, when Union Gas celebrated their 100th anniversary of delivering safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas service to customers and communities in Ontario, they honoured the program with a $10,000 Centennial Signature Grant.

“This $30,000 investment will be multiplied many times over through this sponsorship,” said Karen Behune Plunkett, Essex Region Conservation Foundation Board of Directors.  “Through these events, we hope to raise nearly $250,000 to enrich and sustain our region as the Place for Life.  It’s particularly fitting that Union Gas has chosen Giving Tuesday to announce this generous donation, and we are extremely grateful.”

#GivingTuesday is a North American movement that takes place each year after Cyber Monday. Described as the “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.

About the Essex Region Conservation Foundation

Since 1977, the Essex Region Conservation Foundation has been enriching the Windsor, Essex, Pelee Island region as the Place for Life by supporting trail development, greening initiatives, conservation education and cultural heritage preservation.  For more information visit www.placeforlife.ca.

 About Union Gas

Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees.  For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.