Advancing sustainability on Staten Island
More than 60 employee volunteers from across the company’s New York City service area weeded, raked, transplanted, created compost and did general clean up at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on April 15 to commemorate Earth Day 2016.
“We were excited to bring this year’s Earth Day event to Staten Island to support the community we serve,” says Jennifer Nikolakos, Account Senior, Indirect Tax and one of the co-organizers of the event, along with Doug York, Manager of Business Intelligence Group. “We’re very proud to say that it was our most successful event to date.”
New York President Ken Daly welcomed the employees and local dignitaries, including speakers Kirstin Swanson, Snug Harbor Director of Development, New York State Senator Diane Savino and Sunny Jain, of the Community Board 1 Public Services Committee.
The effort in Staten Island was just one of numerous Power to Serve events held across the company’s service area to support our commitment to Earth Day and the environment. In tandem with our volunteer efforts, we launched our second annual Pledge to Save Energy Sweepstakes, challenging the nearly seven million U.S. residents in our service areas to take a pledge to make greener choices and share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with #GridGoesGreen #Sweeps. The sweepstakes end May 31; see here for more details.
In New York City, National Grid also supported the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Ninth Annual National Grid Earth Day Celebration on April 17 and will be supporting on May 7 the 10th Annual Earth Day Rockaway, a day of fun by the Rockaway beach with free activities and programs for families and kids of all ages.
To see the NY1 news story on our Snug Harbor event, click here.