Capital Electric Cooperative granted $2,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to purchase LED lightbulbs for its Bismarck campus. The grant will help the Ranch convert the interior fluorescent ceilings lights to energy-saving LEDs.
While LED bulbs cost more than traditional fluorescent lights, they last longer and are more energy-efficient. LED lights draw less power which results in energy savings for the Ranch, reduces the demand from power plants, and decreases greenhouse gas emissions. LED lights are also beneficial, especially in the treatment facility setting, because they contain no toxic elements. If bulbs are broken, the Ranch doesn’t have to worry about noxious chemicals affecting staff or residents.
The Ranch is committed to creating a sustainable environment, and to finding ways to save money so dollars can be redirected to the care and treatment of the children we serve.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves. In addition to Residential Treatment Facilities in Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, the Ranch provides Outpatient Psychiatric and Psychological Services, and Spiritual Life Programs. Our on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral and trauma issues.
Capital Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, has been serving electricity to its consumer-owners in Burleigh and southern Sheridan counties since 1948. They take pride in being progressive yet friendly, service-oriented yet energy conscious.