At FirstEnergy, the goal of sustainability is to increase near and long-term shareholder value while reducing the impact we have on the environment. The links found in this section highlight some of our sustainable programs and policies.

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Wetlands Management & Nature Education Programs
The Navarre Marsh occupies about 730 acres of wetlands bordered by Lake Erie and the Toussaint River in Ohio, and is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, fox, bald eagles, ducks, geese, hawks, owls, heron, egrets, rabbits, squirrels, muskrats, mink, snakes and turtles.

Global Climate Change
Both the private sector and state and federal officials are exploring and implementing a wide range of responses to address the challenge of climate change.

Making a Difference
At FirstEnergy, we're proud of our environmental commitment and the recognition we've received for associated achievements. Examples of our environmental efforts can be found throughout our service areas -- these efforts are an integral part of our company and of our goal to be the leading regional energy provider.

Waste Minimization Program
FirstEnergy has a long-term commitment to waste minimization, source reduction and -- if source reduction is impractical -- environmentally sound recycling. An effective waste minimization program helps protect the environment, and has has a positive economic value for FirstEnergy.

UtiliTree
FirstEnergy sponsors nine projects through the UtiliTree program, a non-profit organization that supports the Utility Forest Carbon Management Program. UtiliTree invests in projects such projects as forest restoration, carbon sequestration and logging reduction.

"Green" Building is Gold
FirstEnergy’s West Akron Campus is one of the largest office building in northeast Ohio to be awarded Gold Level Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.

Peregrine Falcons Take Up Residence at the FirstEnergy Facilities
Once classified as an endangered species, these magnificent birds of prey are increasing in population, with three FirstEnergy Lake Erie power plants playing a role in this raptor renaissance.

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