Con Edison Media Relations
Contact: Elizabeth Clark
Telephone: (212) 460-4111
For Immediate Release: October 17, 2005
CON EDISON SPONSORS GREEN HORIZONS 2005
NEW YORK -Consolidated Edison (Con Edison) will sponsor Green Horizons, a conference that provides middle school students interested in a career in environmental and natural resources with an opportunity to meet and work with professionals in those fields.
This year's event on October 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be held at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, where students from all five boroughs will have access to "hands-on" lessons about numerous environmental careers. Students will learn through activities in19 stations led by professionals in areas that include arboriculture, ornithology, horticulture, floriculture, forestry, entomology, landscape architecture, animal science and air/water quality monitoring.
"For 10 years, Con Edison has sponsored Green Horizons," said Frances A. Resheske, Con Edison's senior vice president for public affairs. "This program is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in the environmental field."
Green Horizons will be co-convened by New York ReLeaf and the Environmental Education Advisory Council. The career day will be facilitated by Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Con Edison's environmental, health and safety program 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).
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 $24 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than 3 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.