National Grid Renewables Donates Recycled Wind Turbine Blade Benches to Bloomfield and Crofton Schools through North Fork Wind Farm

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National Grid Renewables donated two benches to the Bloomfield and Crofton Community Schools on behalf of the North Fork Wind Farm. The donated benches are made from recycled wind turbine blades.

Ribbon cutting events for the donated benches were held at each school. Attendees included school superintendents, principals, teachers, and students, as well as representatives from National Grid Renewables.

The ribbon cutting events also included a short presentation by Isaiah Skrdla, a wind energy instructor from Northeast Community College, who spoke to students about careers in wind energy.

People in school gym

“Thank you National Grid Renewables for donating the bench at the High School and giving a presentation to the students!” said Chris Look, Superintendent at Crofton Independent Schools.

“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to National Grid Renewables for their generous donation of a new modern bench constructed from recycled wind tower blades to Bloomfield Community Schools. We are truly grateful for such a thoughtful contribution,” commented Jeff Messersmith, Superintendent of Bloomfield. “Additionally, we greatly appreciate the informative presentation that National Grid Renewables provided to our staff and students, highlighting the various opportunities available with this form of renewable energy. Thank you once again for your support and commitment to sustainability.”

“I appreciated the opportunity to talk to the students about the lucrative jobs with great upward mobility that are available in wind energy, and the role that our program can play in acquiring those jobs,” stated Isaiah Skrdla, wind energy instructor at Northeast Community College.

“National Grid Renewables is proud to support our local project communities,” commented Bailey Peterson-Webster, Senior Community Engagement Specialist for National Grid Renewables. “Giving back is part of our company DNA – and this donation is pretty neat in that it not only benefits local schools, but it also ties back to our sustainable culture by utilizing recycled wind turbine blades.”

National Grid Renewables is developing the North Fork Wind Farm, a local wind energy development poised to deliver over $230 million in direct economic benefit, $25 million of which will flow to local schools through new tax revenue production.

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