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Pepco Employees Volunteer Hundreds of Hours for Earth Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (April 22, 2016) -Pepco employees across the region have volunteered to improve the quality of life in their communities through participation in 2016 Earth Day activities.

Workers from Pepco are cleaning rivers, teaching children and adults about environmentalism and sharing resources about marshlands and bird habitats, among other activities.

The Earth Day events today mark the 46th anniversary of the day of service and coincide with actions across the country including those by our sister companies of Pepco Holdings to raise awareness of environmental issues.

"I am proud of my coworkers who have volunteered their personal time for a wide variety of events throughout the month of April to help protect our environment," said Wes McNealy, director Environmental, Health and Safety.

"Employees of Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric are contributing to local watershed and beach cleanup efforts, and are keeping the spirit of Earth Day alive by disseminating important information about maintaining a healthy environment," McNealy added.

In recent years, Pepco workers have volunteered hundreds of hours of service in a range of community organizations.

 

Some Earth Day volunteer activities and events include:

  • Anacostia WaterShed Society, River Terrace Park Washington D.C. www.anacostiaws.org Saturday, April 23 - Pepco volunteers take part in annual river cleanup keeping wildlife area habitable by removing hundreds of pound of trash and debris from the banks and marshes of the Anacostia River.
  • Montgomery County GreenFest, Takoma Park Community Center http://montgomerycountygreenfest.org/ Sunday, April 30 - Pepco volunteers will help this event  promote opportunities for Montgomery County residents businesses to be more green using solar panels, an electric car charging pilot project and energy efficiency programs. The volunteers will also promote visits to the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center that includes the energy-efficient house that was designed and built by students and faculty from the University of Maryland, and which won first place in the U.S. Department of Energy's 2011 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall.
  • Living Classrooms DC Blue Grass Festival, Kingman Island, Washington, DC www.kingmanislandbluegrass.com Sunday, April 30 - Pepco environmental team will staff a table at a homegrown music festival that raises funds for the maintenance and restoration of the island and for education programs in Washington, DC.
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