Cielo awards Earth Day Scholarships 2009

April 22nd, 2009  |  Published in In the News, Press Releases, Articles

 April 22, 2009 

Austin American Statesman 
For more information, contact:
Virginia Rogan
Cielo Wind Power, LP
823 Congress Avenue, Suite 500
Austin, TX  78701
(512) 440-0305



Texas-based  Cielo Wind Power continues their Earth Stewardship Scholarship Award program to students in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Austin, Texas – Cielo Wind Power, LP of Austin, Texas – the largest independent wind power company in the United States – continued its support of students and education by pledging $20,000 in scholarships to school districts throughout Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. 

 Jonathan Hillis of The Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin was awarded the $2,500 Earth Stewardship Scholarship at The Clean Air Force 16th Anniversary Celebration in Austin, Texas on Earth Day, April 22. 

Students were asked to write an essay describing their responsibility as earth stewards and how they will continue to pursue that responsibility in their education and career plans.   “The stewardship scholarship is a great way for Cielo to give back to communities and recognize outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to earth stewardship.”  said Walt Hornaday, President of Cielo Wind Power.  

Mark Hagge of Concordia Academy in Austin was also awarded the Earth Stewardship Scholarship as part of Cielo’s annual Austin Earth Day recognition.  Students from West Texas and the Panhandle, New Mexico and Oklahoma were honored at Cielo’s annual Earth Day Wind BallTM held outside Amarillo as part of Earth Day and National Environmental Education week.  

Cielo is a privately held company based in Austin, Texas that develops, owns and operates wind power facilities in the southwest.  Wind RanchTM is a registered trademark licensed to Cielo and represents the ideals the company embraces in taking necessary steps to minimize the impact of wind projects on farming, ranching and natural uses of the land.