Environmental Stewardship

Consumers Energy Funds Habitat Improvement Project To Raise More Walleye for Michigan Anglers

Three Additional Michigan Projects Also Funded in 2019
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MUSKEGON, Mich., June 18, 2019  /3BL Media/ – Upgrades funded by Consumers Energy will help the Muskegon River Walleye Pond produce 300,000 more walleye yearly for anglers and significantly reduce expenses to operate the Michigan Department of Natural Resources facility.

A multi-year $140,607 grant from the Habitat Improvement Account (HIA) has been used to install a permanent power source and provide three new pumps at the pond where walleye fingerlings are reared for stocking in the Muskegon River and other Michigan waters.

Major League Baseball and Discovery Education Invite Students and Educators Nationwide to Participate in the Global Sustainability Challenge

In Latest Phase of Collaboration, MLB and Discovery Education Provide All U.S. & Canada-Based Students the Chance to Explore Their Impact on the Environment and the Importance of Environmental Stewardship
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SILVER SPRING, Md., May 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Major League Baseball® (MLB) and Discovery Education, the leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, invite all students and educators nationwide to participate in the Global Sustainability Challenge.

How One Redfish Can Make a Difference in Florida

Duke Energy teams with nonprofit to replenish redfish after red tide devastates Gulf of Mexico
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Eleven-year-old Genesis Garrett has been fishing for redfish in the Gulf of Mexico since she was a toddler, but on this day, instead of taking fish from the water, she put one in. Genesis and her dad, Zachary Garrett, joined Duke Energy and Coastal Conservation Association Florida at Brasher Park in Port Richey, Florida, to release 25 adult and 2,000 juvenile redfish.

Genesis smiled as she shuffled a release bag and a 2-foot-long redfish into the Gulf.

2018 Takes the Lead in Safety and Environmental Goals

Plum Point and WA Parish awarded for performance in 2018.
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Safety and environmental stewardship are two of our most critical power values at NRG, and 2018 was the best year yet for meeting safety and sustainability goals. We are proud to announce the 2018 Safety and Environmental award winners: The Plum Point energy station located in Osceola, AR received the Plant of the Year award (as well as the STRIVE safety award recognizing the plant for their exemplary safety record), while our WA Parish generating station in Thompsons, TX received the Green Glass Award for their Environmental Stewardship.

Promoting Environmental Stewardship

A holistic approach to minimizing our environmental impact.
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The Medtronic Mission calls us to improve human welfare, which includes caring for our planet. Making the world a healthier place means addressing our environmental impact holistically — from innovating operations to minimize our footprint to product design, manufacturing, and disposal. Since FY13, we have achieved a:

  • 18% decrease in energy use
  • 33% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions
  • 39% decrease in non-regulated waste
  • 16% decrease in water use

Kimberly-Clark’s Commitment to Forest Conservation Recognized with a 2018 FSC® Leadership Award

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Kimberly-Clark, along with its partners from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), were honored by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) with a 2018 Leadership Award for Kimberly-Clark and WWF’s “Heart Your Planet” collaboration. The program was unanimously selected for the Uncommon Partnership award for its success in engaging consumers to look for the WWF Panda logo and FSC® label on product packaging to support responsible forest management.

Duke Energy Helps Protect and Restore North Carolina's Wildlife and Natural Resources With $1.1 Million Contribution

11 organizations will benefit from environmental grants
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Duke Energy is providing more than $1.1 million to support 11 North Carolina environmental nonprofit organizations to preserve, protect and enhance natural heritage across the state.

"North Carolina is home to some of the nation's most beautiful and treasured natural resources," said Stephen De May, Duke Energy's North Carolina president. "We are proud to support initiatives that protect wildlife and natural resources and encourage people to enjoy and care for their surrounding environment."

Subaru’s Tom Easterday Awarded Sagamore of the Wabash and Marquis de Lafayette

After nearly 30 years of service, top American executive at SIA to retire at the end of 2018
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LAFAYETTE, Ind., November 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - At a recent community reception honoring his nearly 30 years of service to Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), retiring top American executive Tom Easterday was presented with distinguished awards from the State of Indiana and the City of Lafayette.

"I'm equally honored and humbled by this recognition," said Easterday. "I've truly been blessed to have the opportunity to work with several outstanding individuals in serving Indiana, the greater Lafayette community and Subaru during my tenure at SIA."

"What Were You Meant to Be?" Andrew Hoffman Challenges Students at Loyola Convocation

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On August 24, 2018, Andrew J. Hoffman, the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, delivered the Convocation Address at Loyola University Chicago to 3,250 students and 250 faculty members.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Increases Use of Renewable Energy

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El Abra operations is working to increase its percentage of renewable energy to reach the goal of 100% use of renewables by 2021.

El Abra recently extended an energy supply contract that increases its use of renewable energy sources. The agreement with Engie Energía Chile is part of an energy transition process being developed in Chile to gradually replace coal-fueled power generation with renewable sources, achieving the objectives subscribed by Chile in the United Nations Paris Agreement and established in the country's national energy priorities.

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