MIGreenPower is a voluntary renewable energy program that helps DTE electric customers reduce their carbon footprint and support the development of additional wind and solar energy projects in
"Our commitment to sustainability is integrated into everything we do, from our environmentally responsible operations to our community-wide education programs," said
The DZS has won four green awards for its sustainability initiatives and achievements and is a nationally recognized leader in environmental education. Sustainable design features at the
Waste reduction is also a key aspect of the DZS's "Green Journey." The zoo has eliminated the sale of single-use plastic water bottles as well as the use of plastic bags, straws, and lids. The DZS has also worked with DTE to complete energy efficiency upgrades in more than 50 of the Zoo's buildings and to install Zoo-wide LED lighting.
"We are excited to welcome the
MIGreenPower offers DTE customers some important advantages over individual clean energy options. It eliminates the hassle of owning and maintaining additional exterior equipment, and it is less expensive than installing a private rooftop solar system. DTE's MIGreenPower program is on track to be one of the largest voluntary renewable energy programs in the country.
DTE first launched MIGreenPower in
The Detroit Zoological Society – a renowned leader in humane education, wildlife conservation, animal welfare and environmental sustainability – operates the
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For further information, members of the media may contact: Patricia Janeway, Detroit Zoological Society, 248.336.5757; Cindy Hecht, DTE Energy, 313.235.5555