National Grid Celebrates Earth Day Across Upstate New York

Employees will support Earth Day events through May 3

SYRACUSE, N.Y. –  As part of its June 2018 Northeast 80 x 50 Pathway, a deep dive analysis into ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, National Grid is committed to taking on climate change and taking steps toward a clean energy future. As part of our work to achieve those targets, and in conjunction with our environmental policy and programs, National Grid is continuing its annual commitment by sponsoring Earth Day activities across the company’s service territory, which includes New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

In Upstate New York, National Grid employees kicked off Earth Day events on April 17 in Buffalo, where employees volunteered at Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School. There, they built a composting area, which will be used to improve soil in the science beds that the school uses each growing season.

All total, approximately 200 National Grid employees are scheduled to participate in various upstate New York Earth Day activities, which include:

Albany – Monday, April 22

  • At Papscanee Island Nature Preserve, Castleton-on-Hudson, volunteers will take part in a spring cleanup, clearing trails, collecting branches, raking leaves and removing debris.

Syracuse – Monday, April 22

  • National Grid sponsors the Syracuse Mets Earth Day baseball game, where volunteers will distribute bags that include two energy-efficient LED lightbulbs, safety outlet covers, foam inserts to insulate outlets, Dig Safe t-shirts, as well as safe digging and natural gas safety brochures. National Grid’s energy efficiency and Dig Safe messaging will air throughout the game.

Syracuse, April 23 to April 26

  • National Grid will sponsor an LED lightbulb giveaway at area community centers, and share messages about the benefits of the energy-saving LED bulbs, which can help to reduce electricity bills.

Leavenworth Park, Syracuse – Friday, April 26

  • National Grid volunteers will clean up debris and perform landscaping work at the Syracuse City park.

ClearPath for Vets Chittenango Landing –  Friday, May 3

  • National Grid volunteers will perform maintenance work on trails and assist in building a corridor that connects Chittenango Landing to Village Creek Walk.

Chittenango Botanical Gardens – Friday, May 3

  • Volunteers will clear branches, lay mulch, clean the walking path, remove debris and install crushed stone. They also will weed and edge around Sycamore Circle and apply a fresh coat of stain to the bridge.

About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. We are the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Our Northeast 80x50 Pathway is an industry leading analysis for how to reach that goal in the states we serve, focusing on the power generation, heat, and transportation sectors.

Read more about the innovative projects across our footprint in The Democratization of Energy, an eBook written by National Grid’s U.S. president, Dean Seavers.

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2019-04-22T14:50:04-04:00Categories: Upstate NY|