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Legrand Partners with Local School for Green Apple Day of Service

WEST HARTFORD, CONN., October 10, 2017 – Legrand North and Central America, an innovation leader in power, light and data technologies for homes, workplaces and data centers, recently spent the day working with students and faculty of Hartford Public High School to help advance the sustainability goals of the school. Legrand employees, and students came together for the Green Apple Day of Service to construct a solar-powered shed in the school’s soon-to-be community garden. Volunteers also helped to refurbish planter beds for the garden, trimmed trees and rehabbed picnic tables in the school courtyard.

As part of the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Center for Green Schools program, Green Apple Day of Service brings together students, teachers, parents and businesses from around the globe to improve school environments through high-impact, high-visibility service projects. 14 Legrand employees as well as 26 students, teachers and coaches from the school came together to enhance the culture of sustainability for the community at the school and prepare students for post-secondary education and careers in engineering and green technologies

“We’re thrilled to have participated in such an important program for our local school system,” said Mark Makwinski, Director of Innovation & Advanced Design at Legrand North America and Better Communities Site Captain for Legrand’s West Hartford location. “As a member of the community, we have a unique role to not only take part in such activities as the Green Apple Day of Service, but to also share with students and teachers the knowledge and insights we have as a building material manufacturer. It was wonderful to work alongside students from Hartford High School and teach them about the importance of sustainability.”

 This effort on sustainability in local schools is one aspect of Legrand’s Better Communities program; an initiative dedicated to supporting employee volunteer and philanthropy efforts. Monetary donations to support the Hartford Public School event were collected as part of a fundraiser this past July at the Legrand North and Central America annual leadership summit.

For more information about the Green Apple Day of Service, visit http://greenapple.org/. For more information about Legrand corporate social responsibility programs, visit https://www.legrand.us/aboutus/sustainability/employee-and-community-welfare.aspx. 

About Legrand, North America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us

Legrand North America is a Challenge Partner to the US Dept. of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program; an Ally Member of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE); an Associate Member of the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE); and a Platinum member of the US Green Building Council.


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