Iowa Gas Green Programs
We sponsor environmental or "green" programs because we know how important it is to conserve our community's natural resources. Conserving our environmental not only keeps our planet beautiful, but it also can save you money.
Trees Forever & Trees for Kids/Teens
Did you know that adding trees around your home can increase its value by 15 percent or more? Trees greatly reduce heating and cooling costs by providing shade in the summer and a wind barrier in the winter.
For nearly 20 years, our Power of Trees program and the nonprofit organization Trees Forever have partnered to promote the benefits of tree planting in Iowa communities. Communities or nonprofit organizations that sponsor tree-planting programs can receive grants from Trees Forever on behalf of Black Hills Energy.
We also work with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to sponsor Trees for Kids and Trees for Teens to teach the importance of trees through hands-on landscaping projects at school.
Environmental Research Funding
We sponsor two research centers in Iowa dedicated to protecting the valuable environmental resources that we rely on.
The Iowa Energy Center consistently demonstrates a commitment to improving Iowa's total energy picture. They are committed to improving how the state uses energy, including use of renewable resources and educating homeowners about ways that they can improve the energy efficiency of their home. Visit their website for more information on the Energy Center, funding opportunities and its programs.
The Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research works to help Iowans adapt to the need for increased environmental responsibility. They look at how global and regional environmental changes affect culture, human health and natural ecosystems.
For more information about these programs, visit Iowa Energy Center and Center for Global & Regional Environmental Research.