FirstEnergy Green Teams Unite

This group of Met-Ed employees planted more than 400 trees at Rudy Park, which is part of the York County Parks system.

June 2, 2021

FirstEnergy’s 10 Green Teams are comprised of employees across the company who volunteer their time and talents to support a wide variety of environmental initiatives such as Earth Day and Arbor Day. With a companywide goal of planting 10,000 trees by April 30, we planted more than 13,000 throughout our service territory. Here are examples of our Penelec and Met-Ed employees in action on Earth Day and Arbor Day.​

These Penelec Green Team members got an early start and braved an April 1 snowstorm for our first tree planting of the year. They planted 50 trees at Grover Elementary School in Erie as part of the LEAF (Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park) program. LEAF has a goal of planting 275,000 trees – one for each citizen in Erie County. Marybeth Smialek, manager, Regional External Affairs, and LEAF board member, was instrumental in coordinating this effort.