by Elizabeth Edwards January 1, 2023The Power of SustainabilityEnel North America embarked on a new environmental partnership with Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to help make communities healthy and sustainable and protect our planet.As a leading developer and long-term owner and operator of renewable energy projects in North America, Enel and its more than 1,500 employees are dedicated to helping protect and restore communities.In the spring of 2022, LCIF and Enel, the world’s largest private renewable energy operator, started an ambitious tree-planting initiative in coordination with two Lions Clubs in York County Pennsylvania, USA.As part of the project, Lions and Enel employees came together and planted nearly 600 trees. The trees were planted at William H. Kain Park in York, Marge Goodfellow Park in New Freedom, and at the Dallastown Lions Community Park in Pennsylvania, USA. Additionally, container seedlings were passed out at the “Go Green in the City,” York County’s family-friendly festival that celebrated local sustainability.“Trees help make communities healthy and sustainable. In the same way, our solar projects planned for York County and across the Commonwealth will support communities with clean energy and new economic growth,” says Joel Harrington, director of public policy and institutional affairs at Enel North America.Enel plans to continue the partnership to support Lions environmental initiatives throughout select locations in North America, which are an essential part of a healthy community and people. “We’re excited to partner with Lions in championing local sustainability efforts,” says Jesse Puckett, director of sustainability projects & community affairs for Enel North America.As a renewable energy company, Enel is invested in restoring the environment by helping with the negative impacts of climate change and air quality concerns, Puckett said. It’s this holistic approach that sets Enel apart in our industry; by enhancing bio-diversity and environmental principles, by protecting the environment, and promoting sustainable products, he says.Together with Lions and LCIF, Enel can improve the social and environmental conditions of the regions where they operate, and, through creating shared value, help employees give back.“The partnership with Lions and LCIF helps Enel further serve our local communities and be a champion for a better tomorrow,” Puckett says.