LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KNWA / KFTA) – Entergy Corporation announced in a press release that it has received $ 1 million in grants from its shareholders which will go to 14 partner organizations through the Company’s Environmental Initiatives Fund, including three funded programs in Arkansas.
According to the statement, the EIF identifies environmentally beneficial projects or programs that improve the environment in ways such as reducing emissions, protecting natural resources and restoring wetlands and forests.
It also aims to educate customers, employees, communities and owners of Entergy on the value of natural resources and other environmental improvements.
This year’s state recipients include:
âAdopt a Chargerâ, which received $ 160,000 for the installation of 10 charging stations for electric vehicles free of charge for the user and installed in prominent places.
âArbor Day Foundation,â which received $ 100,000 for its Tree Giveaway program that helps patrons plant a tree near their homes for environmental benefits.
Xerox Print Relief, which will receive more than 5,200 trees for planting in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas as part of its reforestation certification program.
âEntergy is proud to partner with our communities to help reduce environmental risks and seize opportunities for the benefit of all,â said John Weiss, vice president of sustainability and environmental policy at Entergy. âThrough these strategic environmental partnerships, we support all of our stakeholders as we work together to build stronger, cleaner communities. These environmental projects help support Entergy’s vision of creating long-term sustainable value that benefits all of our stakeholders.
The company’s shareholders have contributed more than $ 40 million since 2001 to invest in projects and programs that benefit the environment, the statement said.
The fund also helps Entergy to be consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by providing solutions to the most critical environmental challenges.