Protecting the Environment for a Cleaner Future

Our commitment to protecting the environment began decades ago, and is deeply rooted in our corporate culture. We recognize that our operations have an impact on the environment. To contribute to a cleaner world for future generations, we support programs that educate and engage the public in preserving a healthy and sustainable environment, with a focus on programs aimed at students in middle school, high school, and college, and at adults.


From energy conservation and renewable power to habitat preservation and wildlife protection, we’re protecting the environment.


PHILANTHROPY IN ACTION

Solar-Powered Design Challenge

In our ongoing support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, this year we sponsored and donated $150,000 to Team Orange County — a venture between UC Irvine, Chapman University, Saddleback and Irvine Valley Colleges — as they prepare for next year's design competion. Collegiate teams will square off to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.

Team Orange County prepares to build "Casa Del Sol" for 2015 Solar Decathlon

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"We are the future of California's technology and clean energy workforce."

-- Alex McDonald, student, UC Irvine


Engaging Young People to Help Solve Environmental Problems

Students at 20 Southern California high schools helped solve environmental concerns in their communities in the Tree by Tree campaign, an online competition. The program was a partnership with TreePeople, a non-profit that engages people in taking personal responsibility for the urban environment. We gave $115,000 in 2013.

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"Generous support from Edison has been crucial to the success of our Urban Forestry Initiative... and greening areas of greatest need."

-- Andy Lipkis, president and founder, TreePeople


THINGS THAT MATTER

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