O&R Donates $30,000 to Rockland Environmental Education Program
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) has made a three-year, $30,000 donation to Keep Rockland Beautiful (KRB), the organization whose mission is to build a cleaner, healthier and more environmentally sound Rockland County, to support the development of KRB’s expanding STEM-based community education program.
This program covers an array of disciplines from elementary and high school programs in basic applied green science and smart growth land use planning to community outreach, cleanup and sustainability support.
O&R was one of KRB’s founding companies 22 years ago, and O&R employees continue to play an active role in the organization.
O&R and KRB’s mutual interests in community aesthetics, sustainability and environmental stewardship form the foundation for this close relationship.
O&R Director of Corporate Affairs Tom Brizzolara, a member of KRB’s first board of directors, said, “KRB’s concentration on STEM programs — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — is a focus O&R shares, both in its business and in the programs it supports in the community. In fact, STEM is the bedrock on which both O&R and KRB were built."
KRB’s expanding STEM-based community outreach program is the latest in a long line of STEM community and educational initiatives on which O&R has partnered with KRB. Other initiatives include the annual Great American Clean Up, the Rockland Planning and Land Use Symposium and the Energy Bike Display.
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. It provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.
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