Press Release

PSEG Long Island Celebrates Earth Week with Beautification Projects and Energy-Efficiency Outreach

Hundreds of employees to volunteer across Nassau and Suffolk counties

(Uniondale, NY – April 9, 2019) — Earth Day began in 1970 as a nationwide expression of the shared belief that we must do more to protect and improve the environment. Today, PSEG Long Island employees are also coming together, to express a shared belief in making public spaces greener, reducing Long Island’s carbon footprint by helping customers reduce overall electrical demand and save money, and educating the next generation about the importance of conserving energy.

On the week leading up to Earth Day, hundreds of PSEG Long Island volunteers will be working in five towns across Long Island as part of a large-scale effort to beautify local parks, help residential customers use less energy, and help small businesses find new ways to save on more-efficient lighting.

“Supporting our local environment is part of our mission,” said Dan Eichhorn, president and COO of PSEG Long Island. “We are committed to providing our customers with greener energy, and to maintaining a strong presence in the communities where we live and work. We are thrilled to show our volunteer spirit and do our part to preserve the planet we all call home.”

PSEG Long Island launches Earth Week on Monday, April 15, in the Town of Oyster Bay, where volunteers will beautify a local park, give away LED light bulbs, seed packets and reusable shopping bags, walk through a business district offering free lighting efficiency evaluations, and help elementary school students learn about energy efficiency with a fun, interactive play. Similar events will follow in Long Beach, Huntington, Brookhaven and Islip through Monday, April 22, Earth Day.

PSEG Long Island is also proud to be powering progress for a new era by protecting wildlife and promoting the planting of wire-friendly trees.

Protecting wildlife
PSEG Long Island strives to be environmentally friendly all year long. The long-endangered osprey is making a comeback on Long Island, and PSEG Long Island is committed to keeping them on the path to recovery. When crews discover osprey nests on top of utility poles, the company springs in to action to safely relocate them. The loose twigs of the nests and the birds’ large wingspan can both create contact points with high-voltage electrical equipment, causing fires, outages, and injuring the animals. So far this year, the energy company has relocated or elevated more than 20 osprey nests, working closely with state wildlife experts to ensure the work was completed before the raptors returned to raise their young. PSEG Long Island crews also sprang into action last year to provide extra insulation around the poles in Centerport where a pair of bald eagle fledglings were just beginning to test their flying skills.

Promoting wire-friendly trees
A greener future for Long Island also means more trees. As it has for the past several years, PSEG Long Island proudly partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation and will give 1,000 of its customers a free tree to provide shade and wind protection for their homes. The Energy-Saving Trees program is designed to showcase how planting the right trees in the right locations can reduce utility bills up to 20 percent in the summer and promote ongoing system reliability. The 1,000 trees, which customers will pick up on Saturday, April 13, are estimated to produce more than 1,531,357 kWh in energy savings within 20 years.

Serving the community
PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and communities it serves by actively supporting hundreds of local charity events each year through the company’s Community Partnership Program. Last year, PSEG Long Island employees logged 26,000 service hours volunteering at 1,145 fundraising and community events to support more than 400 organizations. For more information on how PSEG Long Island supports the communities it serves, visit https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/communitypartnership.

See below for a full list of PSEG Long Island Earth Week activities:


 

 

Monday, April 15, 2019 - Town of Oyster Bay

 

Community Beautification/

Green Space Cleanup

 

Anchor Park

Spar Lane, Massapequa

 

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

LED Light Bulb Giveaway

 

 

Broadway Mall

358 North Broadway, Hicksville

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Shopping Bag/

Wildflower Seed Giveaway

 

 

Stop & Shop - 750 Hicksville Rd., Massapequa

King Kullen - 598 Stewart Ave., Bethpage

Whole Foods - 429 North Broadway, Jericho

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Small Business Lighting Assessments

 

North Broadway between Jericho Tpk. and Route 106

 

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - City of Long Beach

 

Community Beautification/

Green Space Cleanup

(simultaneously at the three entrances to the City of Long Beach)

 

Long Beach Rd./Austin Blvd., Long Beach

Maple Blvd./Lido Blvd., Long Beach

Nevada St./Beech St., Long Beach

 

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

LED Light Bulb Giveaway

 

Outside Long Beach City Hall

1 West Chester St. Long Beach

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Shopping Bag/

Wildflower Seed Giveaway

 

Key Food - 663 East Park Ave., Long Beach

Stop & Shop - 85 East Park Ave., Long Beach

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Small Business Lighting Assessments

 

Park Ave. between Lafayette Blvd. and Monroe Blvd.

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Town of Huntington

 

Community Beautification/

Green Space Cleanup

 

Gateway Park

943 New York Ave., Huntington Station

 

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

LED Light Bulb Giveaway

 

YMCA - 60 Main St., Huntington

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Shopping Bag/

Wildflower Seed Giveaway

 

 

Stop & Shop - 3126 Jericho Tpk., East Northport

King Kullen - 275 Jericho Tpk., Huntington Station

Stop & Shop - 60 Wall St., Huntington

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Small Business Lighting Assessments

 

New York Avenue between Pulaski Road and Jericho Tpk.

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Town of Brookhaven

 

Community Beautification/

Green Space Cleanup

 

Eagle Estates Park

2898 John Roe Smith Ave., Medford

 

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

LED Light Bulb Giveaway

 

 

Brookhaven Town Hall

1 Independence Hill, Farmingville

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Shopping Bag/

Wildflower Seed Giveaway

 

 

Stop & Shop - 158 Route NY-25A, Setauket

Shoprite - 5137 Nesconset Hwy., Port Jefferson Station

King Kullen - 25 Eastport Manor Rd., Eastport

King Kullen - 440 Sunrise Hwy., Patchogue

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Small Business Lighting Assessments

 

Route 112 between Granny Road and Woodside Avenue

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

Monday, April 22, 2019 - Town of Islip

 

Community Beautification/

Green Space Cleanup

 

Brookwood Hall Park

50 Irish Lane, East Islip

 

8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

LED Light Bulb Giveaway

 

Great South Bay YMCA

200 W. Main St., Bay Shore

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Shopping Bag/

Wildflower Seed Giveaway

 

Best Market - 155 Islip Ave., Islip

King Kullen - 480 Union Blvd., West Islip

Stop & Shop - 2610 Sunrise Hwy, West Islip

 

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (while supplies last)

 

Small Business Lighting Assessments

 

Montauk Highway between Athasca Road and Byron Lane

 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


 

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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.