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Six Projects in Arkansas Receive Entergy Grants

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Through Entergy’s Environmental Initiatives Fund, the company’s shareholders contributed $1 million in grants for projects in five states, including six in Arkansas.

The fund supports projects or programs that reduce emissions, protect natural resources and restore wetlands and forests. It also supports projects or programs that help Entergy customers, employees and communities better understand the value of natural resources and other environmental improvements.

The projects taking place in Arkansas are:

  • The Bryant Youth Association/Boys and Girls Club received $50,000 to build an Entergy Outdoor Classroom and garden area to promote STEM, healthy lifestyles, and educational programming outdoors.

  • Ducks Unlimited received $250,000 to improve water and energy use on agricultural lands in Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

  • The Arbor Day Foundation won $45,000 to provide trees for customers in Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas.

  • The Lower Mississippi River Foundation won $30,000 for a River Classroom to educate students in Mississippi and Arkansas about environmental threats, potential solutions and projects to improve water quality.

  • Xerox received more than $14,000 for Print Releaf, which is a program that plants one tree for every 8,300 sheets of paper printed by Entergy employees.

  • The U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development received more than $76,000 to establish a regional collaborative of industry and non-industry partners to identify and implement viable decarbonization opportunities at industrial facilities in the U. S. Gulf Coast region.

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