NEW ORLEANS – From Entergy:
Entergy’s Louisiana companies are continuing their commitment to help protect the environment by contributing nearly $500,000 to 10 partnering organizations through the company’s Environmental Initiatives Fund. Entergy Louisiana and New Orleans are the 21st consecutive years that Entergy Louisiana have given grants to fund environmental initiatives.
The Environmental Initiatives Fund grants support programs that help protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and restoring forests and wetlands. The fund is also designed to educate Entergy customers and employees, as well as communities and owners, on the importance of natural resource and other environmental improvements.
These are just a few examples of organizations who received grants from Environmental Initiative Fund:
- Restore the Earth Foundation – working to improve the health of Louisiana’s wetland ecosystem, including improving waterflow at Pointe-aux-Chênes Wildlife Management Area in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes.
- Arbor Day Foundation – holds a free tree giveaway program that helps Louisiana residents plant a tree near their homes for environmental and energy-savings benefits.
- The Audubon Nature Institute – holds the Party for the Planet event series, a series of fun, educational environmental events and volunteer projects in the New Orleans area.
- Louisiana Clean Fuels – will install electric vehicle charging stations at 10 Louisiana state parks.
The following community partners are also available: Nicholls State University Foundation, Grounds Krewe, Urban Conservancy, Blue Bike KreweAnd Xerox.
More than $40 million in shareholder contributions to Entergy have been invested through the Environmental Initiatives Fund in environmentally beneficial programs and projects since 2001.
The EIF also contributes to Entergy’s leadership role as an advocate for and contributor to solutions to our most critical environmental challenges, consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The UNSDGs were established in 2015 as a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” Learn how Entergy’s operations contribute to the achievement of these global goals Here.
Entergy New Orleans, LLC is an electric and gas utility that serves Louisiana’s Orleans Parish. The company provides electricity to over 205,000 customers, and natural gas service to more that 108,000 customers. Entergy Louisiana LLC offers electric service to around 1.1 million customers, and natural gas service service to more 93,000 customers within the greater Baton Rouge region. It has operations in the southern, central, and northern Louisiana.
Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans, both subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation are integrated energy companies that operate in electric power generation, transmission, and retail distribution. Entergy supplies electricity to 3,000,000 customers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Entergy operates one of the most efficient large-scale U.S. power generation fleets, with approximately 30,000 megawatts electric generating capacity and 7,000 megawatts nuclear power. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. It has approximately 12,500 employees and annual revenues of $10B. Visit entergy.com to learn more and follow @Entergy via social media.