PGE continues its commitment to strengthening the community through a month of employee volunteering

Mar. 25, 2024

On April 1, Portland General Electric will kick off “Spring into Action”, the company’s month-long campaign encouraging employee volunteering in the community. By participating in this annual initiative, PGE employees are contributing to a greener, more equitable future and continuing the company’s commitment to giving back to the communities it serves.

"Spring into Action is our pledge to make a difference in the communities we call home," said Kristen Sheeran, PGE Senior Director of Policy Planning and Sustainability. With employees from all corners of our company participating in this month of volunteering, we're not only reaffirming our commitment to giving back but also fostering deeper connections among our colleagues."

April is also the start of National Volunteer Month and Earth Month. Here’s a full list of locations and events where PGE employees will be actively engaged in the community and invite others to join:

PGE Sponsored & Volunteer Events

Celebrate Arbor Day with Friends of Trees: Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Location: Tualatin's Atfalati Park

  • PGE employees will be joining Friends of Trees in celebrating Arbor Day PGE by planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs along Saum Creek. For the past 34 years, PGE has partnered with Friends of Trees and the organization has planted more than 940,000 trees in neighborhoods and natural areas across six different counties.

We Believe in Portland Cleanup: Friday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square

  • PGE will join Adopt One Block and other companies who are committed to restoring Portland for the We Believe in Portland cleanup PGE. PGE is a proud sponsor of this event.

SOLVE Oregon Spring Cleanup: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Location(s): Portland, Oregon City and Gresham

  • The Oregon Spring Cleanup brings together multiple projects, uniting volunteers and SOLVE partners from across the Pacific Northwest in a collective Earth Day celebration. As volunteer projects are announced, they will be posted on SOLVE's volunteer site PGE. PGE is the presenting sponsor of this event.

Woodburn Proud Community Clean: Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Location: Woodburn Public Library

  • PGE's Latin American Business Resource Group is partnering with Woodburn Proud, a nonprofit dedicated to the upkeep and beautification of Woodburn. In recognition of ongoing volunteer efforts in the local community, PGE was honored with a proclamation from the City of Woodburn in 2023.

About Portland General Electric
Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) is an integrated energy company that generates, transmits and distributes electricity to over 930,000 customers serving an area of 1.9 million Oregonians. For more than 130 years, Portland General Electric (PGE) has powered social progress, delivering safe, affordable, reliable and increasingly clean electricity while working to transform energy systems to meet evolving customer needs. PGE customers have set the standard for prioritizing clean energy with the No. 1 voluntary renewable energy program in the country. PGE is committed to reducing emissions from its retail power supply by 80% by 2030 and 100% by 2040. PGE is recognized by the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the company’s commitment to creating a more equal, inclusive workplace. In 2023, PGE employees, retirees and the PGE Foundation donated nearly $4.6 million and volunteered over 23,000 volunteer hours to more than 400 nonprofit organizations. For information, visit PGE.

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