PSEG Long Island Celebrates Earth Week in Long Beach with Beautification Projects, Energy-Efficiency Outreach
Click here for photos. Video featured below.
(Uniondale, NY – April 17, 2019) – In honor of Earth Day, nearly 100 PSEG Long Island employees came together in the City of Long Beach on Tuesday to beautify public spaces leading into the city and reduce Long Island’s carbon footprint by helping customers lower their overall electrical demand.
Shortly after 8 a.m., a team of employee volunteers arrived and spent the day making improvements to three roadway medians at entrances to the city.
Later in the morning, PSEG Long Island volunteers distributed free reusable shopping bags and wildflower seeds to shoppers at the Key Food and Stop & Shop. Another team gave away LED bulbs at Long Beach City Hall, while another team of employees walked down Park Avenue, offering free energy evaluations to small businesses to help encourage them to install more-efficient lighting to save energy and money.
The City of Long Beach has been through a lot,” said Emily Calamari, a PSEG Long Island employee who lives in Long Beach and spent the day handing out LED bulbs. “It’s great to be able to help my community and the earth at the same time. I am proud to work for PSEG Long Island, an employer that cares about both.”
“I volunteered to be part of PSEG Long Island’s Earth Week activities because I’m both a longtime employee and a resident of Long Beach,” said Terry Blackburn, who spent the day beautifying the median along Long Beach Boulevard. “I planted trees, shrubs and plants to help beautify the entrances to Long Beach. It’s great that PSEG Long Island has made a commitment to my neighborhood and the earth.”
"The City sincerely appreciates PSEG Long Island storm hardening the electrical system to provide more reliable service for our residents," said Long Beach City Council President Anthony Eramo. "We are also proud to partner with PSEG Long Island on community beautification projects, while providing residents with energy-efficient LED bulbs and reusable shopping bags in honor of Earth Day. This administration is always working on environmentally friendly initiatives that reduce our City's carbon footprint."
This week, leading up to Earth Day on April 22, hundreds of PSEG Long Island volunteers will be working in five towns across Long Island as part of a large-scale effort to make public spaces greener, help residential customers use less energy, and help small businesses find new ways to save on more-efficient lighting. Events are scheduled in Oyster Bay, Long Beach, Huntington, Brookhaven and Islip.
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.
# # #
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.