Wabash River Enhancement Corp.
The Duke Energy Foundation contributed toward phase 1 of the four-county Wabash River (Ind.) Corridor master plan. This plan will focus on sustainable opportunities for economic development, recreation, education, health and environmental management. This is the first regional planning effort for the entire corridor and not just for a section within a specific political jurisdiction.
Carolina Thread Trail
Duke Energy is the lead corporate sponsor of this effort to connect 15 counties in N.C. and S.C. with a system of greenways and trails. We have committed $4.5 million in cash, land, and in-kind resources toward this project that future generations will enjoy. The Trust for Public Land will provide technical assistance to communities throughout the planning and design process. Catawba Lands Conservancy is the lead agency for the project.
Students Get Hands-On Training in Argentina
As part of its community relations and sustainability program, DEI Argentina started a training school, Generar, to provide training on power plant operations, maintenance and safety to technical school students. Through Generar, Duke Energy contributes to the development and education of young men and women interested in a career in the energy industry.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Duke Energy was a significant contributor to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for a new education center. Solar panels should cut the energy usage by 40 percent.