Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Recognizing Earth Day and Arbor Day at We Energies

We're joining others across the United States in celebrating Earth Day today and Arbor Day on April 25. The holidays are in line with our environmental commitment and our efforts to provide dependable and reliable service, while using best-practice vegetation management techniques.
Earth Day, established by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin on April 22, 1970, is a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Arbor Day, first held on April 10, 1872, is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees.

A sampling of some of our activities and accomplishments:
  • We have repeatedly been named a Tree Line USA award winner by The Arbor Day Foundation. The award recognizes work to protect and enhance urban forests, and working with residents, contractors, organizations and municipalities on tree care and protecting trees during trimming and construction activities. 
  • We help educate the public on safe and effective planting and landscaping, and working safely around utility facilities.
  • We support Earth Day activities, such as the Menomonee Valley Earth Day cleanup on Saturday, April 26.
  • Our Energy for Tomorrow renewable energy program makes it easy for our customers to make a difference in the environment by increasing electricity production from energy sources such as wind, water, solar and landfill gas. 
  • We support peregrine falcon recovery efforts with nest boxes at five of our power plants in Wisconsin and one in Michigan.
More information about our environmental initiatives: 

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