Duke Energy recognizes small businesses that make giving back to the community part of their mission
Small businesses are a powerful economic engine and a catalyst for good in their communities. During National Small Business Week (May 5-11), Duke Energy is spotlighting small businesses in its service area that are dedicated to giving back.
May is Duke Energy In Action month, when the company emphasizes community service and encourages employees to volunteer in their communities. During small business week, Duke Energy employees are volunteering side by side with employees from the small businesses.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – For the 13th consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Duke Energy Florida as a Tree Line USA utility, highlighting its efforts in tree care.
The Tree Line USA Program demonstrates how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens by highlighting best management practices in public and private utility arboriculture.
131 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting early childhood literacy and STEM programming
CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced today it is awarding $3.2 million in grants to support 131 innovative K-12 education programs across the communities served by the company.
“Bright futures begin in the classroom, and every child deserves a fair chance at academic success,” said Cari Boyce, president of the Duke Energy Foundation. “The grants we are making today are focused on providing equal opportunity for all students to have the strong educational basis that has proven to be a key determinant to future success.”
Duke Energy teams with nonprofit to replenish redfish after red tide devastates Gulf of Mexico
Eleven-year-old Genesis Garrett has been fishing for redfish in the Gulf of Mexico since she was a toddler, but on this day, instead of taking fish from the water, she put one in. Genesis and her dad, Zachary Garrett, joined Duke Energy and Coastal Conservation Association Florida at Brasher Park in Port Richey, Florida, to release 25 adult and 2,000 juvenile redfish.
Genesis smiled as she shuffled a release bag and a 2-foot-long redfish into the Gulf.