SOUTH BEND – A local non-profit agency is using hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money to go green and to save money in the long run.
The LOGAN Center in South Bend was one of four organizations throughout the state that was awarded a community conservation challenge grant. The agencies will share $1.2 million dollars to become more energy efficient.
Logan will use $330,000 to replace the roof and put in skylights, plus new lighting.
The center is also partnering with NIPSCO and IU South Bend's Center for a Sustainable Future to do a workshop for other non profits on what they can do to go green and save.
“Because for all of us in nonprofit organizations, any money we save goes directly to our programs and serving the community,” said Sally Dixon from the LOGAN Center.
That workshop will be held January 27, 2012 and it is free.