ATC’s top 12 of 2018
Posted on December 28, 2018 12/28/18
It’s the end of the year, and everyone is making their top 10 lists. We’ve had a great year, so we’re not about to miss the opportunity to share our top memories of 2018. Since we can’t stop at just 10, here are American Transmission Co.’s top 12 community-minded memories of 2018:
- We installed a solar-powered, streaming video camera to provide views of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton, Wisconsin, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. all year long.
- We introduced a new Pollinator Planting Program to provide funding for the purchase of low-growing, native perennials that can be planted within transmission line rights-of-way.
- We welcomed four high school students to our Pewaukee office from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School as part of the school’s work-study program.
- We welcomed more than a dozen nesting pairs of Great Blue Herons to a Rookery we installed at one of our substations this spring.
- Our CEO co-chaired the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County 2018 campaign, a record-breaking 50 percent of our employees donated to the United Way, and we achieved a new fundraising record on behalf of ATC for the United Way.
- We collaborated with Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary to create a book highlighting 100 birds in our service area and distributed them to Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary 4K students.
- We completed our sixth year of the Community Planting Program, bringing the total amount of funds awarded to eligible municipalities and counties to nearly $300,000.
- We sponsored the planting of a new tree in Wisconsin for every 3-pointer the Milwaukee Bucks hit at home this season through the Trees for Threes program. We’re at 224 for the 2018-2019 season, and counting!
- We avoided burning 2,226 gallons of gas and emitting 43,160 pounds of CO2 by driving our fleet of electric vehicles for business travel this year.
- Our employees volunteered more than 700 hours in 2018.
- We gave back to the communities we serve with monetary contributions totaling more than $900,000.
- We once again helped meet the electric needs of more than 5 million people in the Upper Midwest.
Want to learn more about our environmental and community commitment? Be sure to check our Environmental, Social and Governance Report to keep track of our efforts year-round.
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