Atmos Energy Celebrates Earth Day 2022 | Atmos Energy

Atmos Energy Celebrates Earth Day 2022

Environment
April 22, 2022

Across the country and the world, people have come together since 1970 to embrace Earth Day on April 22 as a celebration of the environment and to raise awareness about the harmful effects of pollution.  At Atmos Energy, each year we celebrate Earth Day in the 1,400 communities we serve by planting trees, enhancing neighborhood parks and local green spaces, and supporting community gardens.   

Led by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the first Earth Day was a catalyst in creating the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Environmental Education Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act, protecting millions of men, women, and children from disease and death and hundreds of species from extinction.  More than 50 years later, Earth Day is still celebrated every April 22 with a focus on educating children, families, and leaders about emerging green technologies and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.   

Our commitment to lowering carbon emissions is year-round, and we embrace this year’s Earth Day theme, Invest In Our Planet, through our continual efforts to innovate and invest in processes that reduce our environmental impact. Please take a moment to revisit the stories we shared this week:  

As you can see, many of the activities we do each and every day to improve the safety and reliability of our system also support environmental sustainabilityFurthermore, affordable housing starts with affordable energy. Natural gas is efficient energy that helps you save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions every month.  In addition, Atmos Energy 

  • Offers financial incentives for customers to purchase high-efficiency natural gas appliances, smart thermostats, and weatherization materials in our Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas (Mid-Tex) divisions. Take advantage of SmartChoice money-saving rebates on high-efficiency natural gas appliances and equipment for your home and business by visiting atmosenergy.com/rebates.   

  • Is a founding partner of the EPA’s Methane Challenge and Natural Gas STAR programs, which are voluntary initiatives that encourage oil and natural gas companies to improve efficiency and reduce methane emissions.   

  • Is a member of Our Nation’s Energy Future Coalition (ONE Future), a voluntary alliance of leading companies across the natural gas supply chain focused on technology and policy solutions to drive continual improvement in the reduction of methane emissions.   

  • Is a sponsor of the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a joint project of the Electric Power Research Institute and the Gas Technology Institute designed to accelerate the commercial deployment of low- and zero-carbon technologies in the energy sector for economy-wide deep decarbonization. 

Natural gas plays a vital role in achieving a low-carbon future, and Atmos Energy is excited to celebrate Earth Day in recognition of the energy independence and economic prosperity that our sustainability efforts will deliver today and for generations to come.   

To learn more about Atmos Energy’s commitment to a low carbon energy future, please visit the Environment section of our Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability website and visit earthday.org/2022 to participate in Earth Day 2022.