A religious order that represents 600 Dominican sisters is making a commitment to the planet by joining a Consumers Energy program that encourages the development of clean energy.
Consumers Energy announced that the Adrian Dominican Sisters are taking part in its Green Generation program. They will be one of the largest participants in the program, which matches all of their electricity use with clean energy that’s generated in Michigan.
“We’re thrilled the Adrian Dominican Sisters are becoming a leader in our Green Generation program, which highlights the commitment they share with Consumers Energy to leave the planet better than we found it,” said Lauren Youngdahl Snyder, Consumers Energy’s vice president of customer experience.
Consumers Energy is committed to promoting clean energy, announcing recently that it will increase its use of renewable energy to 43% and eliminate the use of coal to generate electricity by 2040.
“We are excited for the opportunity to subscribe to Green e-certified renewable energy for our Motherhouse campus and adjacent residences,” said Sister Corinne Sanders, OP, Adrian Dominican Sisters director of sustainability. “Participating in this program is one more step in reaching our goal of reducing fossil fuel use by 30% by 2022.”
The Dominican Sisters of Adrian, a Congregation of about 600 vowed women religious and more than 200 Associates, traces its roots back to St. Dominic in the 13th century. The Sisters minister in 22 states and in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Norway and the Philippines. The Congregation’s vision is to “seek truth, make peace, reverence life.”
Consumers Energy, one of Michigan’s largest energy providers, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and provides energy to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.