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2015 Earth Day


  • An Early Start

    You’re never too young to start positive energy habits. Cobb EMC, Marietta, Ga., gave away energy-efficient light bulbs in honor of Earth Day. (Photo By: Brooke Melton, Cobb EMC)
  • Beautiful Blooms

    In a few years, the Cleveland pear tree planted on Earth Day by (L-R) Jarren Brown, Luke McCory and D.J. Gray at Jackson County REMC in Brownstown, Ind., will produce lovely white blossoms. (Photo By: Nicole Ault)
  • Buckets Eye View

    Linemen at Wiregrass Electric Co-op enjoy landscape views like this daily. While shooting video, the Hartford, Ala., co-op’s Deanna Albritton got to see for herself from up high. (Photo By: Deanna Albritton)
  • Super Earth Man

    Steve Hurst, a crew leader at Central Georgia EMC, flashes his Super Earth Day shirt before taking out his construction crew for the day. (Photo By: Rodney Christopher)
  • Up Close and Personal

    Local kindergartners take an Earth Day field trip to West Kentucky RECC in Mayfield to learn how to energy-saving tips. The lesson also included a look at a bucket truck. (Photo By: GeorgAnn Lookofsky)
  • A New Green Tradition?

    For the first time, employees at the Rio Grande, Texas, office of Medina Electric Co-op observe Earth Day by planting an oak tree. All are in favor of making the planting a tradition, said the co-op. (Photo By: Medina EC)
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    Employees take the environmentalist mantra to heart at Carroll EMC by collecting old electronics and batteries and new and used books at the Carrollton, Ga., co-op for a local e-cycling event and reading program. (Photo By: Kelly Hester)
  • A Virtual Preview

    CoServ Electric uses Earth Day 2015 to stage an e-preview on its blog and social media channels of its solar station. The 2-megawatt farm sits on a former peanut farm. (Photo By: Ken Oltmann/CoServ Electric)
  • Leave No Trace Behind

    Associated Electric Co-op’s Desiree Parton and Glennon Scheid, and 40-plus employees from the Springfield, Mo., G&T, remove trash from the South Creek Greenways Trail. (Photo By: Linda Putnam)
  • Safe Planting

    Kankakee Valley REMC’s Darrell Marks explains to students the importance of calling 811 before planting a tree. The Wanatah, Ind., co-op donates Norway Spruce saplings to schoolchildren each year. (Photo By: Amanda Steeb)
  • Decked Out in Green

    The Bay St. Louis office of Coast EPA in Mississippi was looking festive on Earth Day. Members making donations to an energy assistance fund were eligible to win outdoor items. (Photo By: Ellen Summers)

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