Recognition provides $50,000 in unrestricted funding and volunteer support from Citizens
New Jersey (January 23, 2023) –Sustainable Princeton, a nonprofit organization that inspires its community to develop and implement solutions that positively impact the environment, has been named a Citizens’ 2024 Champion in Action® for their efforts promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. Sustainable Princeton will receive $50,000 in unrestricted funding and promotional and volunteer support from Citizens to propel their work to build a more sustainable future for Princeton.
“Our team is thrilled and humbled to receive the 2024 Champions in Action award,” said Christine Symington, Executive Director of Sustainable Princeton. “This award allows us to expand our efforts to make the Princeton community a climate action leader. It will support our team’s capacity to provide Princeton businesses and residents of all income levels access to energy efficiency incentives, rooftop solar, and community solar. Sustained effort is needed to ensure that our businesses and residents use the programs and incentives available to make our buildings and homes reduce their energy consumption and access renewable energy.
Sustainable Princeton’s vision is for Princeton to be a model town that examines every action through the lens of sustainability, ensuring a healthy environment, a strong economy, and the well-being of all community members now and in the future. Their three focus areas are: reducing greenhouse gas emissions by increasing energy efficiency in their built environment and the use of renewable energy, protecting their local ecosystem, and strengthening their resilience to climate change. They also provide sustainability consulting services to their municipality and public school district.
As a Champion in Action, Sustainable Princeton will benefit from:
- A $50,000 contribution in unrestricted funds from Citizens
- Volunteer support from Citizens colleagues
- Public relations and promotional support
“Citizens is committed to driving positive climate impact by reducing our operational emissions, supporting our clients’ sustainability journeys, and partnering with community organizations to accelerate change,” said Domenick Cama, NYC Metro President at Citizens. “As one of our 2024 Champions in Action grantees, we are honored to support Sustainable Princeton’s work to strengthen New Jersey’s resilience to the impacts of the changing climate and ensure a sustainable future for all community members.”
Citizens’ Champions in Action program celebrates and supports local nonprofits with operating budgets under $5 million who are creating lasting change in the communities they serve. Twice a year, a nonprofit in one of seven Citizens markets is selected to receive funding, promotional and volunteer support to advance programming and services focused on a relevant topic that changes bi-annually.
Since the program’s launch 21 years ago, Citizens has awarded more than $10 million in unrestricted grants and promotional and volunteer support to more than 375 Champion in Action nonprofit winners across the bank’s footprint.
For more information about the Champions in Action program, visit Champions in Action | Be Inspired | Citizens (citizensbank.com). To learn more about Citizens’ work driving positive climate impact, visit Driving Positive Climate Impact | Sustainable Banking (citizensbank.com).
About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $222.0 billion in assets as of December 31, 2023. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a full-service customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,100 branches in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers a broad complement of financial products and solutions, including lending and leasing, deposit and treasury management services, foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risk management solutions, as well as loan syndication, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and debt and equity capital markets capabilities. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn or Facebook.
About Sustainable Princeton
Founded in 2012, Sustainable Princeton is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire the community to develop and implement solutions that positively impact the environment. We envision Princeton as a model town that examines every action through the lens of sustainability, ensuring a healthy environment, a strong economy, and the well-being of all community members now and in the future. Our office is located at 1 Monument Drive, Princeton, New Jersey. For more information, visit SustainablePrinceton.org.