Tremont gets $20,000

A $20,000 donation to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont from Brookfield Renewable will give low-income kids in the area the chance to attend one of the residential outdoor education programs offered at Tremont.

“As a renewable energy company that places the utmost value on biodiversity and promoting a safe, sustainable environment, we saw Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont as a natural partner. The Institute and their staff provide an invaluable service in teaching children how interesting the world and environment around us is,” said David Harris, Brookfield Renewable Director of Operations, Atlantic South Region.

Tremont programs promote self-discovery, critical thinking and effective teaching methods to engage students in nature — and nearly 70 percent of participants get financial support from donors like Brookfield toward their participation.

Tremont is a nonprofit organization located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Townsend, Tennessee.

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