In Support of Earth Month, SoCalGas Supports Six Community Clean-up Events Hosted by Area Non-Profits
More than 220 SoCalGas employees volunteer to beautify their communities by clearing waste and invasive plant species
Apr 18, 2018
LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2018 – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the company and more than 220 employees are teaming up during Earth Month with six environmental nonprofit groups to take part in upcoming events throughout the region. Starting this week, employees and their friends and families will volunteer at parks, beaches and lagoons throughout Southern California to pull weeds, clean up trash, and assist with other conservation work. The nonprofits include: Bolsa Chica Conservancy, Fairview Gardens in Santa Barbara/Goleta, Baldwin Hills State Park Scenic Overlook, CicLAvia, Friends of Ballona Wetlands and Ventura Land Trust. The utility also donated a total of $27,500 to these organizations in support of their programs.
"SoCalGas and its employees are committed to improving our environment. The work these nonprofits are doing is very important to our ecosystems - sustaining wildlife and a clean environment for future generations to come,” said Michael M. Schneider, SoCalGas, vice president of operations support and sustainability and chief environmental officer. “SoCalGas employees live and work in these communities and want healthy families and plenty of open spaces.”
“As long-standing partners, SoCalGas helped us achieve the removal of over 4,300 pounds of invasive plant material collectively from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve along Pacific Coast Highway last year,” said Grace Adams, executive director at Bolsa Chica Conservancy. “We hope to accomplish more this year again with SoCalGas and its employees to improve our wildlife and diversity of our wetlands.”
To learn more about taking part in the events below, contact SoCalGas at 1-877-344-8509.
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, State Park
CicLAvia Heart of the Foothills
Friends of Ballona Wetlands
Ventura Land Trust
SoCalGas has served communities in California for 150 years and is committed to being a leader in the region’s clean energy future. The company is working to accelerate the use of renewable natural gas, a carbon-neutral or carbon-negative fuel created by capturing and conditioning greenhouse gas emissions from farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook.
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