Learn about the many ways Alliant Energy is showing our commitment to sustainability.
“Driving Out” hunger in our communities
Since 2007, Second Harvest and six other food banks that serve our communities have received more than $2.5 million – the equivalent of 10.5 million meals – from the 10-year proceeds of our Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic fundraising initiative. In 2016, the event raised over $400,000 from Alliant Energy and its business partners for local food banks.
Our company, Foundation, employees and retirees regularly support mobile and permanent food pantries across our service area.
Supporting the educational aspirations of young adults
We want to recognize outstanding community leadership in young people and help them reach their academic goals. We do just that through Alliant Energy’s Innovation Scholarship Program.
Each year, we provide up to 25 $1,000 scholarships to future college students who have a desire to make a positive impact in their communities. These bright young minds suggest innovative ideas to address social, economic, educational and environmental issues within our communities. These scholarships provide support for a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school located within the Alliant Energy service area.
Launching a second-grade pilot robotics program
Robotics in a second-grader’s curriculum may seem like a stretch. However, thanks to a grant from our Alliant Energy Foundation, that’s exactly what’s in place at Richardson Elementary in Fort Madison, Iowa. Teacher Krys Plate applied for the grant to purchase LEGO WeDo Kits for her class.
The kit’s software and training materials enabled the start of a pilot robotics program. Students use the tools to design, build, test and modify their robots. Projects include real-life examples like designing a Mars land rover or programming a series of other working models with sensors and motors. The second-graders are keeping track of their work as they plan, build and present their findings.
2017 Corporate Sustainability Report
Our sustainability strategy looks into the future, promoting responsible company growth through the economic, social and environmental decisions we make today.