STORM LAKE, Iowa – June 8, 2012 – With the help of Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, three Iowa industrial parks are on the way to getting greener. This summer, residents and workers in Storm Lake will benefit from more than 60 new trees in the community. Two other industrial parks were also awarded grants, one in Cedar Rapids and another in Edgewood.
"Thanks to Alliant Energy and their industrial tree grant program we were able to help local industry in our community to reduce their carbon footprint through the planting of more than 60 trees,” said Jim Patrick, Storm Lake city manager. “The trees created wind breaks that will reduce heating costs in the winter and provided shade trees that when fully grown will shade buildings and parking lots generating additional positive impacts for our environment. Without Alliant's program none of this would have been possible."
The Industrial Park Tree Grant Program is available for land developers and industrial parks currently being developed in Iowa communities served by Alliant Energy. This program offers tree-planting grants specifically for industrial parks to encourage energy efficiency, environmental awareness and support economic growth.
Industrial Park Tree Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year, but are considered for funding during a spring and fall grant-making cycle. The next application deadline is August 15, 2012.
For more information, contact 1-866-ALLIANT (866-255-4268). You can go to alliantenergy.com to get an application, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Alliant Energy is an energy-services provider with subsidiaries serving approximately 1 million electric and over 412,000 natural gas customers. Providing its customers in the Midwest with regulated electric and natural gas service is the company’s primary focus. Interstate Power and Light, the company’s Iowa utility subsidiary, serves 530,000 electric and 235,000 natural gas customers and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Alliant Energy is a Fortune 1000 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at alliantenergy.com.