IPL plugs in energy of employees to revive Garfield Park and Pleasant Run Greenway
June 1, 2012 -- Indianapolis, IN
The energy of nearly 400 employees of Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) was put to good use Friday during the transformation of one of the city’s most popular parks. People from across the company dedicated the day to working in Garfield Park and along Pleasant Run Greenway. "IPL Day in the Parks honors our commitment to preserving the environment and provides an opportunity for our people to work together to ensure that we live in a strong, thriving community where the natural environment can be enjoyed for pleasure and physical activity,” said Ken Zagzebski, IPL’s President & CEO. “Community service is an important part of what IPL does, and this event was very rewarding last year so our people were eager to spend the day improving local parks and green spaces again this year.”
Among the many projects, IPL and workers from the Indianapolis Parks Department used more than 120 gallons of paint, planted 50 trees, replaced the lights in the scoreboards at the Burrello Family Center inside the park, and beautified the area along the greenway by removing brush and invasive plants.
IPL Day in the Parks is part of IPL’s effort to improve the environment, which also includes its 10-year sponsorship of the IPL Mayor’s Lunch for Parks held each March. The luncheon has benefited the community with more than $1 million raised since the event began in 2002.
About Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL): Indianapolis Power & Light Company provides retail electric service to more than 470,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Indianapolis, as well as portions of other Central Indiana communities surrounding Marion County. During its long history, IPL has supplied its customers with some of the lowest-cost, most reliable power in the country. For more information about the company, please visit www.IPLpower.com.
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