Community Involvement


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July 24, 2017

How PG&E’s Colby Peterson Helped Save a Life

For Colby Peterson, July 4 began as a routine holiday. Peterson and his brother-in-law headed to a beach near Lake Tahoe’s Zephyr Cove just before sunrise where they headed to the water for some paddle-boarding. It wouldn’t be too long before Peterson, a PG&E vegetation management program manager, would call on the company’s constant safety messaging to help save a life.

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July 5, 2017

PG&E’s STEM Scholarship Winners on Path to Becoming Tomorrow’s Leaders

Twenty outstanding students from Central and Northern California — pursuing fields of study in science, technology, engineering and math — are recipients of PG&E’s Better Together STEM Scholarships.

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June 29, 2017

Employee Champion Awards Celebrate the Best of PG&E

PG&E employees save lives. They develop innovative cost-saving ways to build gas regulator stations. And they lead employee resource groups to make colleagues feel more comfortable at work. All were among the winners of PG&E’s annual Employee Champion Awards.

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June 20, 2017

PG&E, Wheatland Little League Partner on Ball Park Improvements

As baseball season wrapped up, Wheatland’s little league team celebrated recent improvements to its home ballpark. New bleachers, dugouts and netting were installed, part of a PG&E effort to improve gas safety in the community.

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June 15, 2017

Alameda County: PG&E, Fremont Schoolchildren Plant Trees

PG&E employees helped with a recent tree planting at J. Haley Durham Elementary School and spoke with the students about the environment benefits of planting trees. The event is part of PG&E’s Community Pipeline Safety Initiative.

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June 9, 2017

PG&E Employees Load Care Packages for Overseas Military Personnel

Dating back to World War I, PG&E has been a supporter of veterans. That legacy continued this month as some 30 PG&E employee volunteers loaded care packages for U.S. military personnel overseas.

June 2, 2017

San Bernardino County: PG&E, School Celebrate New Shade Tree Project

Ten newly-planted shade trees, made possible with a PG&E grant, now dot Chemehuevi Valley Elementary School’s playground. A school garden is also planned.

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May 30, 2017

Antioch Names PG&E Large Business of the Year

PG&E’s 530 megawatt natural gas power plant, the paragon for cleaner generation technology, safely and reliably provides electricity to a half million customers. Recently, the Antioch Chamber of Commerce said “thank you” in a big way — bestowing PG&E with its annual Large Business of the Year award.

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May 17, 2017

PG&E’s Asian Employee Resource Group Continues to Evolve After Three Decades

The Asian ERG at PG&E formed more than 30 years ago and has grown to expand both its employee base along with its community involvement. The group helps internally with PG&E company initiatives and provides annual scholarships to students.

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May 10, 2017

PG&E Supports Special Olympic Athletes

Community support surrounded Special Olympic athletes as they competed in the annual sports competition at Cuesta College. PG&E employees joined local law enforcement in welcoming athletes at a kickoff ceremony and cheering them on throughout the day.

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April 17, 2017

PG&E Retiree Honored for Teaching African-American Children the ‘Cowboy Code’

When Odest Logan retired after 37 years working on the gas side with PG&E, he truly rode off into the sunset — but that wasn’t the last we’d hear of him. These days he’s helping a new generation of African-American children in the East Bay by introducing them to the love of horses and the “Cowboy Code.”

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April 17, 2017

PG&E Pays $337 Million in Property Taxes and Franchise Fees to Cities, Counties

PG&E is paying property taxes and franchise fees of more than $337 million this spring to the 50 counties and 243 cities where the energy company owns and operates gas and electric infrastructure.

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March 30, 2017

Amid Tree Devastation, PG&E Grants Extra Meaningful This Arbor Day

California’s trees have had an especially tough run in the last year. PG&E’s vegetation management program has stepped up to help: It has partnered with California ReLeaf, a nonprofit that promotes planting and care of trees, to give $25,000 in Arbor Day-related grants to nearly a dozen community organizations across the service area.

March 27, 2017

PG&E Donates $40,000 to Help San Jose Flood Victims

After hundreds of families’ homes flooded in the South Bay following a torrential storm in late February, PG&E employees stepped in to help them recover. Working with the City of San José and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, PG&E donated $20,000 to the relief fund set up for flood victims.

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March 7, 2017

Girl Scouts Earn ‘Lands of Learning’ Patch through Partnership with PG&E

PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant recently partnered with the Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast to create a hands-on learning opportunity for local girl scouts to earn their “Lands of Learning” patch.

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