New Orleans, La. – Entergy
Corporation is teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to provide 10,000 free
trees to Entergy residential customers in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas,
Mississippi and New Orleans. The effort is part of the Arbor Day Foundation’s
pilot Energy-Saving Trees program aimed at helping conserve energy through
strategic tree planting.
Entergy customers can reserve their
free trees at Entergy.com/arborday
starting today. In return for the free trees, customers must agree to plant them
in a location that will reduce their energy consumption and care for them.
Click here to
watch a video of how to sign up!
“Entergy applauds the efforts of the
Arbor Day Foundation to link energy efficiency, environmental stewardship and
new technology embodied in the Energy Saving Trees program. We are excited at
the prospect of helping our customers reduce their energy consumption while
helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions through tree planting,” says Brent
Dorsey, Director, Corporate Environmental Programs.
To help customers choose the most
strategic location to plant their tree, the Energy-Saving Trees program provides
customers with access to an online tool. The tool allows customers to map their
house, select a tree with energy-saving potential, view the best energy-saving
locations to plant and receive an estimate of the annual savings they will
receive as the tree grows. The 2- to 4-foot-tall trees will then be delivered
directly to the customer to plant this fall in the designated location..
"The Arbor Day Foundation is excited
to launch this new partnership with Entergy to provide 10,000 trees to Entergy
customers in Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana," said John Rosenow,
chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The new Energy-Saving Trees online
program helps people reduce their energy bills through planting the right trees
in the right place in their yards, and Entergy''s commitment to helping their
customers by providing the trees at no cost demonstrates Entergy''s long-term
commitment to energy conservation."
Along with energy savings, the
Energy-Saving Trees provide community benefits including air quality
improvements, stormwater reduction and carbon sequestration.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated
energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail
distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with
approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the
second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers
electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and
approximately 15,000 employees.