The Cool Cities Committee of Glen Carbon received a grant from Lee Wathan. The grant will be used to begin a program to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Online PR News – 09-December-2016 – Collinsville – The Cool Cities Committee of Glen Carbon, IL is the recipient of a matching grant from local businessman, Lee Wathan. The grant will be used to begin a study aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by Glen Carbon and its residents. Lee Wathan said, "When I learned that Glen Carbon was undertaking a program to reduce its production of greenhouse gases I wanted to help. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) had agreed to work with Glen Carbon to calculate how much gas the Village is currently producing. This will give them a base to compare to as they undertake efforts to reduce their emissions. To accomplish this they need a very specialized piece of software. By making my donation a 'matching grant', I hope to challenge other businesses to get involved by donating and to begin thinking of what they might do to reduce their emissions." Lee Wathan said his company has begun a program to minimize the use of paper and is looking at other ways to reduce their carbon footprint. (Originally released in 2011. )