The Gulf Coast Growth Ventures (GCGV) project will donate $90,000 in contributions to local environmental charities in 2018, officials said.
GCGV will facilitate this through grants provided by ExxonMobil Foundatoin and SABIC as part of GCGV’s Good Neighbor Program. The program focuses on quality of life, health and safety, education and workforce development and environmental stewardship.
Among the recipients are the National Audubon Society for their work to preserve local Whooping Crane habitats, the Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program for their ongoing work in the area, the Texas State Aquarium for its animal rehabilitation programs, University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) for recovery due to Hurricane Harvey and Texas A&M University Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for its work on local oyster habitats.
“Each of these organizations conducts important environmental research and recovery efforts for the Coastal Bend region,” said GCGV Venture Executive Rob Tully. “Partnering with these groups is just one way we are fulfilling our commitment to be a good steward of the environment.”
All recipients will receive matching grants from both ExxonMobil Foundation and SABIC.
|TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM||$20,000||$20,000|
|TOTAL – ALL||$45,000||$45,000|
GCGV is a project proposed by ExxonMobile and SABIC to build a plastics manufacturing plant in the Gregory-Portland area. The multi-billion dollar proposed investment, if completed, couple provide 6,000 jobs at peak construction and over 600 permanent jobs, according to a statement.