Con Edison Media Relations
Contact: Brenda Pérez
Telephone: (212) 460-4111
For Immediate Release: October 2, 2002
CON EDISON SPONSORS GREEN HORIZONS
NEW YORK – For the seventh consecutive year, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison) today sponsored Green Horizons, a conference offering middle school students hands-on lessons about a variety of environmental and natural- resources careers.
Students from 45 schools throughout New York City gathered at Boys and Girls Harbor, Inc. in Manhattan, where they visited 23 stations offering activities in areas such as soil science, entomology, field ecology, horticulture, woodland restoration, animal ecology, and conservation planning.
“Con Edison is pleased to sponsor this wonderful event. Green Horizons brings together
environmental professionals and students as they engage in solving real-life
problems and situations. It's a great setting for students to explore future careers in natural resources and the environment,” said Frances A. Resheske, Con Edison's senior vice president for public affairs.
Green Horizons was also sponsored by New York ReLeaf, the Environmental Education Advisory Council and the Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc.
Con Edison's environment, health and safety program extends into every part of the organization and affirms the company's responsibility to protect the environment.
The company's environmental policy has been internationally recognized for going beyond compliance to achieve “environmental excellence.” This commitment is exemplified by the company's endorsement of the principles of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES).
The company's vigilance in safeguarding the marine environment of New York City and the Hudson Valley earned it the U.S. Coast Guard William M. Benkert Award for Excellence in Marine Environmental Protection.Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $10 billion in annual revenues and $17 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Con Edison's web site at www.coned.com.