Employee volunteers dig in and get their hands dirty for Earth Day
“Not only today, on Earth Day, but all year long it’s about taking steps to protect our planet by working together with our local communities to embrace, celebrate and protect our environment,” said John Bruckner, President of National Grid New York.
Through its Power to Serve initiative to engage and volunteer in the local communities, our employee volunteers partnered with Prospect Park Alliance and New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the Freeport Recreation Center for Earth Day 2019. Local elected officials and community partners were in attendance to kick-off the day long events.
Prospect Park – Brooklyn
About 75 volunteers helped to keep the park green and clean by sanding and painting park fencing and benches, weeding, pruning and cleaning up tree beds. Kicking off the event was NYS Senator Kevin Parker.
Freeport Recreation Center – Long Island
Almost 100 employee volunteers arrived ready to dig in and get their hands dirty to beautify the street, entrance, parking lot playground, little playground and swimming pool areas of the center.
If you haven’t seen it, check out this news clip of our employees on News 12