Consumers Energy Highlights Safety Messages from Michigan Elementary Students in Annual Calendar


WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 22, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Consumers Energy has recognized the artistic talents of students across Michigan elementary schools by featuring their drawings about electric and natural gas safety into its 2015-16 kids safety calendar.

Fifteen winners and 12 honorable mentions are featured in the 15-month calendar. Calendars are given to teachers who host safety presentations in their classrooms throughout the year. The calendar can be found online at
Every year, Consumers Energy teaches 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.

Schools interested in scheduling an EmPOWERed Kids or Respect the Flags presentation can visit or email .
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Media Contacts: Brian Wheeler, 517-788-2394, or Roger Morgenstern, 616-530-4164
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