TransCanada supports Environmental Education in Vermont

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TransCanada supports Environmental Education in Vermont

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Vermont Institute of Natural Science receives $10k http://3bl.me/fre55r from @TransCanada to support outreach programs #CSR

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 3:30pm

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TransCanada recently donated $10,000 to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) to support their outreach programs and scholarship fund. The VINS’ environmental education, research and rehabilitation programs attract thousands of school children, teachers, conservation volunteers and other adult learners from throughout New England.

TransCanada strongly believes in reaching out to the communities where we live, work and conduct our business. We develop meaningful partnerships with non-profit organizations to sustain ongoing quality of life improvements. Our partners, like VINS, share our belief that education is key to improving lives and creating more opportunities for development.

 “VINS is grateful for TransCanada’s generous support, which will make it possible for many children and adults who would otherwise have been financially unable to experience VINS’ programs, to see raptors up close and learn about the natural world from our expert educators,” stated Mary Davidson Graham, VINS’ Vice President for Marketing and Development.

VINS is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, avian rehabilitation, and research organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee Gorge, features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, classrooms, and interpretive nature trails along the Ottauquechee River. VINS places a priority on making high-quality, compelling, and fun environmental learning opportunities accessible to more people and communities through our onsite and outreach nature education programs.

Through our Community Investment program, TransCanada supports local organizations, like VINS, that serve as community assets in empowering individuals, building strong communities, and creating effective citizens. Matthew Cole, TransCanada Community Relations representative for the Northeast US, hand-delivered the cheque to VINS on May 2, stating, “We are proud to be part of the energy and enthusiasm surrounding the VINS Nature Outreach Program initiative.”

For more information about VINS, visit http://www.vinsweb.org/

Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Community Investment | Environmental Education | Social Impact & Volunteering | TransCanada | TransCanada Corp | TransCanada Corporation | Vermont | Vermont Institute of Natural Science

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