Release date- 21092016 - Jackson, Mich. - Consumers Energy has recognized the artistic talents of students from Michigan elementary schools by featuring their drawings about electric and natural gas safety in the energy provider's 2016-17 kids safety calendar.
Thirteen winners and eight honorable mentions are featured in the calendar, which is distributed to winning students and teachers who host safety presentations in their classrooms throughout the year. The calendar is also online at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/kids. Click on 'Students,' then 'Energy Safety.'
Last year, Consumers Energy taught over 50,000 students across 28 counties in Michigan about electric and natural gas safety. Students can enter the safety calendar coloring contest after they have seen a safety presentation.
EmPOWERed Kids is a free electric safety presentation for third- and fourth-grade classrooms within the company's electric service territory. Students learn how to stay safe around electricity by staying away from downed power lines and recognizing electrical hazards.
Respect the Flags is a free natural gas safety presentation offered to second, third and fourth grade classrooms within Consumers Energy's natural gas service territory. Students learn to call 8-1-1 before they dig and how to recognize, react and report a natural gas leak.
Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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