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Duke Energy Invites Students to Learn About Falcons at Indiana Facility

3 peregrine falcons born high atop Indiana’s Gallagher Station come to earth to get banded, names
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Peregrine falcons may not be on the endangered species list any more, but they’ve got special friends in Indiana.

After three falcon chicks were born on a perch at Duke Energy’s Gallagher Station smoke stack B recently, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) retrieved them for banding and a naming ceremony.

John Castrale, who works with DNR, showed them off to more than 50 students at Gallagher Station’s training center in New Albany, Ind., northwest of Louisville.

Students Help Build Hope for Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Columbus County, NC, high school students learn skills while building bed frames for Hurricane Matthew victims
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Amid the sawdust and hum of power tools, students at East Columbus High School in Lake Waccamaw, N.C., are helping rebuild their community.

Students built 50 wooden bed frames in their classroom workshop for Columbus County residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The October 2016 storm started in Florida and moved up the coast, killing nearly 50 people and damaging more than 100,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina.

In rural Columbus County, flooding caused the most damage in Fair Bluff, a town about an hour from the coast.

Indiana University Bloomington's Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale Benefits Community and Environment

How Indiana University Bloomington diverted 300 tons of waste from landfills, kept students on budget
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Indiana University Bloomington found a way to turn trash into treasure. At the end of each spring semester, the university’s sustainability office and the City of Bloomington collect items that students left in their apartments for the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale.

Throwback Thursday: Duke Energy Volunteers Through the Decades

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Volunteer work is part of Duke Energy's legacy and identity as a company. Duke Energy is committed to powering the lives of its customers and the vitality of it communities in the seven states it serves. That's why employees contribute their time and money giving back to the community.

In 2016 alone, about 4,000 Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas employees and retirees contributed about 100,000 volunteer hours through Duke Energy in Action.

Duke Energy Employees Volunteer 6,000 Hours During May Campaign

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Our purpose at Duke Energy is to power the lives of our customers and the vitality of our communities. For more than 100 years, Duke Energy has proudly served our communities through charitable giving and employee volunteerism. This passion for giving back is part of our legacy and who we are as a company. During May, we celebrated Duke Energy In Action Month. Throughout the month, our employees volunteered to serve a diverse group of nonprofit partners in their communities. When our communities succeed, we succeed.

Piedmont Natural Gas Hosts Spartanburg Stop on Cross-Country Natural Gas Vehicle Road Rally

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  • June 13 event celebrated natural gas as a cleaner, low-cost alternative to diesel, other transportation fuels  

  • Event showcased natural gas vehicles as a cost-effective option for clean transportation projects in the Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund 

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  • June 13 event celebrated natural gas as a cleaner, low-cost alternative to diesel, other transportation fuels  

  • Event showcased natural gas vehicles as a cost-effective option for clean transportation projects in the Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund 

Education, Workforce Development in North Carolina Energized by $2.7 Million in Duke Energy Grants

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More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

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More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

These Plant Workers Are Devoted to Helping Their Town

For employees at Allen Steam Station, community service is personal
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Employees at Allen Steam Station have a history of service, but last year, plant manager Brent Dueitt decided he wanted to do more. So, he trusted Adam Toney with building relationships and finding new ways employees could help. 

Toney, who coordinates safety procedures at the plant’s work control center, has worked for Duke Energy for nine years, and lives in Belmont, N.C., with his wife, Amy, and sons, Jackson, 5, and Brooks, 2. Leading the community service team to improve his town, located 15 miles west of Charlotte, was a perfect fit. 

Kip, Kip, Hooray: The Osprey has a Name

Kindergarteners in Charlotte, N.C., help name a new osprey at Carolina Raptor Center
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"Ooohh," "Aahhh," "Whoooaaa."

Those sounds were some of the not really quiet, but trying to be quiet, squeals from 150 elementary students as Skoshi, a 28-year-old red-tailed hawk, made an appearance at Oakhurst STEAM Academy in Charlotte, N.C.

Skoshi, a resident raptor at Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville, N.C., was visiting the school as part of an educational outreach program through the Carolina Raptor Center in partnership with Duke Energy.

Education, Workforce Development in the Palmetto State Boosted by More than $900,000 in Duke Energy Grants

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GREENVILLE, S.C., June 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Duke Energy has been powering South Carolina for more than a century, and continues to power the minds of its students and the workforce of the future by investing in innovative education programs and initiatives.

Through the Duke Energy Foundation, more than $900,000 in grants will go to initiatives across the state that emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), increasing childhood reading proficiency and workforce development.

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