Employee Volunteers Mark Earth Day with Syracuse, Camillus Events

By Virginia Limmiatis

In central New York, National Grid employee volunteers kicked off this year’s Earth Day activities by supporting a Light Bulb Exchange Program with community partners the Sierra Club and Visiting Nurses of Central New York. Residents of the Near-West and Southside neighborhoods of Syracuse exchanged incandescent light bulbs for LED light bulbs as part of a promotion to save energy and lower their carbon footprint.

On Friday, May 12, more than 70 local National Grid employees will participate in a community service project in Camillus as part of the company’s commitment to environmental responsibility and protection. Marking their third year in a row at the sites, the volunteers will clean up and mulch a new trail at Camillus Park and at the Camillus Erie Canal Park, volunteers will plant a new garden and cleanup a parking lot and seating area. Volunteers will also construct and install birdhouses for wood ducks and bluebirds as part of a company-sponsored re-habitation project along the canal.

National Grid Earth Day volunteers supported a Light Bulb Exchange Program in Syracuse April 22


National Grid will also recognize its 18th consecutive Tree Line USA Award from the Arbor Day Foundation for the company’s efforts to achieve safe, reliable electric service and abundant, healthy trees across its service area.

National Grid strives to integrate sustainability and care for the environment within its daily operations. The company has a proud tradition of volunteerism through individual commitment and Power to Serve, an employee volunteer program supporting National Grid’s priorities of stewardship and community service. The program offers tremendous support for Earth Day each year in the communities where employees live and work.

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