PSEG Long Island Kicks Off Earth Week in Oyster Bay with Beautification Projects, Energy-Efficiency Outreach
(Uniondale, NY) – In honor of Earth Day, more than 100 PSEG Long Island employees came together in the Town of Oyster Bay to beautify a local park, reduce Long Island’s carbon footprint by helping customers lower their overall electrical demand, and educate the next generation about the importance of conserving energy.
Shortly after 8 a.m., a team of employee volunteers arrived at Massapequa’s Anchor Park and spent the day making improvements to the playground and re-planting the flower beds.
Also at 8 a.m., students at St. Dominic Elementary School enjoyed ‘The Conservation Caper,’ a PSEG Long Island-sponsored play about energy efficiency staged by the National Theater for Children.
Later in the morning, PSEG Long Island volunteers distributed free LED light bulbs and reusable shopping bags to shoppers at the King Kullen, Stop & Shop and Whole Foods supermarkets in Massapequa, Jericho and Bethpage, while another team of employees walked down North Broadway, offering free energy audits to small businesses to help encourage them to install more-efficient lighting to save energy and money.
‘This is an incredible opportunity for the Town of Oyster Bay and PSEG Long Island to partner with each other for the benefit of the entire community – and the earth,’ said Tim Harris, who lives in Massapequa and volunteered Monday. ‘I am fortunate to be both a Town of Oyster Bay resident and PSEG Long Island employee.’
‘Earth Week is an important event,’ said Robert Wozniak, a PSEG Long Island employee and Jericho resident who handed out reusable shopping bags and flower seeds. ‘With 7 billion people in the world, we all need to take care of it. The company support is important, and I am proud to say that PSEG Long Island really commits to our volunteer efforts.’
‘Throughout the month of April we take time to explore nature, reflect on our planet’s health and take action to better our environment,’ said Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino. ‘I thank the workforce of PSEG Long Island for their volunteerism, distribution of seeds and reusable bags, and for their cleanup and beautification efforts at Anchor Park in Massapequa. The Town of Oyster Bay welcomes green volunteerism beyond Earth Day and offers residents opportunities throughout the year as we beautify parks, cleanup shorelines, and strengthen our dunes. Save our planet, save ourselves. Volunteer today!’
This week, leading up to Earth Day on April 22, hundreds of PSEG Long Island volunteers will be working in five towns across Long Island as part of a large-scale effort to make public spaces greener, help residential customers use less energy, and help small businesses find new ways to save on more-efficient lighting. Monday’s event was the kickoff, with events following in Long Beach, Huntington, Brookhaven and Islip.
Serving the community
PSEG Long Island is committed to giving back to the people and communities it serves by actively supporting hundreds of local charity events each year through the company’s Community Partnership Program. Last year, PSEG Long Island employees logged 26,000 service hours volunteering at 1,145 fundraising and community events to support more than 400 organizations. For more information on how PSEG Long Island supports the communities it serves, visit https://www.psegliny.com/inthecommunity/communitypartnership.
PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.