PSEG Long Island Celebrates Earth Week in Huntington with Beautification Projects, Energy-Efficiency Outreach
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(Uniondale, NY – April 18, 2019) – In honor of Earth Day, nearly 100 PSEG Long Island employees came together in the Town of Huntington to beautify a local park, reduce Long Island’s carbon footprint by helping customers lower their overall electrical demand, and educate the next generation about the importance of conserving energy.
Shortly after 8 a.m., a team of employee volunteers arrived at Gateway Park in Huntington Station and spent the day removing weeds, refreshing flower beds, spreading mulch and planting 19 new trees.
Later in the morning, PSEG Long Island volunteers distributed free reusable shopping bags and wildflower seeds to shoppers at the King Kullen in Huntington Station, the Stop & Shop in East Northport and the Stop & Shop in Huntington. Another team handed out free LED bulbs at the Huntington YMCA. Meanwhile, additional employees walked down New York Avenue, offering free energy audits to small businesses to help encourage them to install more-efficient lighting to save energy and money.
Then, at 2 p.m., students at Jefferson Primary School in Cold Spring Harbor enjoyed “The Conservation Caper,” a PSEG Long Island-sponsored play about energy efficiency staged by the National Theater for Children.
“We all know that we need to do something to preserve our environment. This means reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, reducing our waste, recycling more, and preserving the environment that we live in, so that future Long Islanders can enjoy the beautiful scenery we grew up having,” said Paul DiBenedetto, a PSEG Long Island employee and Huntington resident. “Living in the Town of Huntington, I like the idea that I was able to participate in a volunteer event near me where I can drive by and see the beautiful results.”
“It’s great to see PSEG Long Island come into my Town of Huntington, to clean it up, beautify and make it look good for the residents like me in honor of Earth Week,” said Jimmy Huie, an employee volunteer and Northport resident. “I have been an employee for more than 45 years. I’m very grateful and glad that PSEG Long Island supports me and my community.”
"PSEG Long Island's Arbor Day beautification initiative at the Town's Gateway Gardens mirrors the Town’s ongoing beautification projects and commitment to preserving green space," said Huntington Town Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. "PSEG Long Island’s tree and flower planting project, along with their LED light bulb and reusable bag giveaways and free energy efficiency evaluations, will enhance our quality of life in Huntington in addition to the environmental benefits!"
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 were 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.
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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.