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Bring Your Green Challenge Seeking Green Ideas from the Community

The Bring Your Green Challenge, a program of Dayton Regional Green, Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) and Vectren, is offering a $500 cash prize to encourage the public to submit innovative “Green Ideas.”

The idea or project must promote environmentally-friendly practices in the Miami Valley that can generate sustainable solutions such as energy savings, carbon reduction, conservation, resource management and/or sustainable mobility. Bring Your Green is seeking ideas that help the environment and create healthier and more sustainable communities where all can live, work and play.

Bring Your Green is accepting Green Ideas from the community through February 15, 2016. The Dayton Regional Green Leadership Panel will vote to select the best community Green Idea and winner of the $500 prize.

All ideas will be presented to Dayton Regional Green Action Teams for consideration as they develop 2016 Sustainability Grant proposals for a chance at a share of $20,000 in grant funding offered by Vectren Corporation. Bring Your Green participants will vote on the Sustainability Grant proposals to determine which project(s) will receive funding.

“The community Green Idea is meant to increase overall awareness of sustainable living and create a ’buzz’ in the community as well as bring awareness of the Dayton Regional Green Action Teams,” said Montgomery County Commission President Debbie Lieberman. “All ideas large and small are welcome and encouraged.”

One of Vectren’s core values stands on the commitment of our contribution to the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the communities we serve,” said Colleen Ryan, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio. “The Bring Your Green Challenge naturally aligns with this pledge and Vectren is proud to provide grant monies that support transitioning green ideas into green realities.”

“Dayton Power and Light is a proud community partner, assisting Miami Valley residents and businesses by saving energy, protecting the environment and advancing economic development. The Bring Your Green Challenge highlights sustainable solutions, and DP&L is committed to encouraging these innovative green ideas and projects,” said DP&L President and CEO Tom Raga. “We look forward to seeing the results.”

You must reside in DP&L service territory to be eligible for the $500 prize. More information is available at bringyourgreen.com.

The Bring Your Green Challenge is a year-long competition among businesses, nonprofits and government agencies in the Miami Valley to reduce their environmental impact and save energy and resources while engaging their employees. 108 organizations with 192 locations are participating.

About The Dayton Power and Light Company and AES

The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (DPL) a regional energy provider and an AES Company. DPL’s other significant subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE), Miami Valley Insurance Company (MVIC), and DPL Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER), which also does business as DP&L Energy. The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 515,000 customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; MVIC, a captive insurance company, provides insurance services to DPL and its subsidiaries, and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier. DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,000 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,000 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are solar, natural gas and diesel peaking units. For more information about the company, please visit www.dplinc.com. Connect with DP&L at www.twitter.com/dpltoday, www.linkedin.com/company/dayton-power-and-light, and at www.facebook.com/DPLToday.

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 18 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 18,500 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES’ 2014 revenues were $17 billion and AES owns and manages $39 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com. Follow AES on Twitter @TheAESCorp.

Montgomery County Communications
Cathy Petersen, 937-224-3831
petersenc@mcohio.org


Source: Business Wire (December 9, 2015 - 9:38 AM EST)

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