FirstEnergy’s sustainability efforts encompass virtually every facet of our business and reflect our ongoing commitment to protect the environment, promote public health and safety, and create lasting value in the communities where we live and work.
Global Climate Change
This year, FirstEnergy expects a 25 percent reduction below 2005 carbon dioxide emission levels. We believe a well-designed, federal, fleetwide and market-based approach would be the most cost-effective means to reduce emissions with the fewest adverse economic impacts.
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.
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 a positive economic value for FirstEnergy.
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.