SUEZ makes $20,000 donation to save the bay
Providence, RI- Save The Bay executive director Jonathan Stone and Ed Wallace, executive director of the SUEZ Foundation, are pleased to announce a $20,000 donation from SUEZ Foundation to support Save The Bay’s environmental education and volunteer programs. In celebration of the gift, project managers from across SUEZ’s New England operations joined Save The Bay staff in June for a cookout and check presentation.
“SUEZ is first and foremost an environmental company,” said Ed Wallace, executive director of SUEZ’s Foundation. “We have a major presence in the New England area and care deeply about the water that breathes life in the communities we serve and our neighbor’s communities. When we find good organizations, like Save the Bay, that are working to protect these waterways, we are eager to support their cause.”
“We are grateful to SUEZ for this generous gift, which is a testament to the company’s commitment to water quality and the environmental resources of this region,” said Stone. “The students who participate in our education programs, and the beautiful beaches that our dedicated volunteers regularly clean up are the real beneficiaries here. These programs wouldn’t be possible without the support of committed partners like SUEZ,” he said.
Each year, Save The Bay organizes and supports the work of more than 3,000 volunteers who pick up debris at dozens of shoreline sites, help with habitat restoration, offer administrative support, serve ecotourists, and much more. It also presents marine science and environmental education programming to more than 15,000 schoolchildren each year to build the next generation of ambassadors for Narragansett Bay.
About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,430 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution. The company owns 16 regulated water utilities, provides contracted public-private partnership services to 84 municipalities, offers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites, provides drinking water and wastewater services to nearly 6.7 million people on a daily basis, processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling and manages $3.3 billion in total assets. The company had revenues of $1.1 billion in 2014 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. In a world facing high demographic growth, runaway urbanization and the shortage of natural resources, securing, optimizing and renewing resources is essential to our future. SUEZ (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) supplies drinking water to 92 million people, delivers wastewater treatment services to 65 million, collects waste produced by almost 50 million, recovers 14 million tons of waste each year and produces 5,138 GWh of local and renewable energy. With 80,990 employees, SUEZ, which is present on all five continents, is a key player in a circular economy for the sustainable management of resources. SUEZ generated total revenues of €14.3 billion in 2014.
About Save The Bay
Founded in 1970, Save The Bay works to protect and improve Narragansett Bay and its watershed through advocacy, education, and restoration efforts. It envisions a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to everyone and globally recognized as an environmental treasure.