SJI celebrates Earth Day with community service and education initiatives

In celebration of Earth Day, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, two subsidiaries of South Jersey Industries, provided resources and supported local efforts through a series of initiatives. Employees hosted a tree-planting event and attended various cleanup events.

On April 17 at the company’s Folsom, Atlantic City and Green Lane locations, SJI’s Green Team continued its mission of empowering employees to support and create a sustainable environment in local communities by hosting a planting event, “Go Plant It — It’s Your Earth Day.”

The Elizabethtown Gas Energy Assistance Team also provided valuable utility assistance information to the community at this year’s Earth Day celebration in Woodbridge on April 20.

Then, last Saturday, the Green Team volunteered at Stockton University’s third annual Community Day Cleanup to help beautify the streets and beach in Atlantic City.

As trusted community partners, South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas are always looking for ways to involve customers in their efforts to protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for a cleaner energy future.

“SJI actively supports New Jersey’s clean energy goals,” Maureen Minkel, senior director of marketing & energy efficiency, SJI, said. “One notable initiative is Conserve, a program designed to empower customers with energy efficiency resources and tips. Through the Conserve website for South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas, customers can access a comprehensive portfolio of energy-saving programs and tools aimed at reducing energy consumption, saving money, and minimizing environmental impact.”

Meanwhile, SJI is also offering these ways to keep cool while reducing energy costs and usage this season:

  • Turn off fans when rooms are not in use and close shades to keep the house cool;
  • Choose natural lighting during the day whenever possible, or consider solar lighting for the outdoor patio or front yard;
  • Unplug chargers, devices and appliances when not in use;
  • Set a smart thermostat and keep the house warmer than normal when you are away and lower the thermostat setting when you return home and need cooling.