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Legrand Partners with Hartford Schools, Neighbors, and Business Community for Green Apple Day of Service


WEST HARTFORD, CONN., September 27, 2016 - Legrand North America, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, participated in the Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday, September 24th at Hartford Public High School.

Volunteers from Legrand North America’s West Hartford corporate headquarters joined students, teachers, parents, community leaders and other local businesses in grounds clean up, gardening and various outdoor building projects. Leading the project was the Hartford Public Schools’ Academy of Engineering and Green Technology, and the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, with participation from local businesses. Legrand’s participation is part of the company’s Better Communities volunteer program, which has expanded its focus to include improving schools by seeking opportunities to create sustainable learning spaces in the communities where the company does business.

“This was an exciting event that improves the quality of life for our local community, and also provided a rewarding experience for our volunteers,” said Susan Rochford, VP of Energy Efficiency, Sustainability & Public Policy, Legrand, North and Central America. “Events like this bring neighbors and companies together in many positive ways. We’re very proud of our employees’ support of the Green Apple Day of Service.”

More than a dozen Legrand North America volunteers and upwards of 100 Hartford Public High School students from various grades participated. Cleanup, repair and revitalization projects for the half day event included:
  • Multiple trash crews walking and cleaning up surrounding neighborhoods;
  • Several weeding and tree trimming projects;
  • Spreading mulch throughout flowerbeds, tree and shrub areas;
  • Cleaning up “My Sister’s Place” and the Salvation Army Community Park.
With thousands of communities participating in the Day of Service all over the world, organizations like Legrand North America are helping transform local schools into spaces that enhance learning, protect the environment, support the health and wellness of their community,” said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founder of USGBC. “We extend our gratitude to the devoted volunteers who have spread the importance of maintaining safe, healthy, and sustainable environments for the students who enter a Hartford Public High School every day.”

About the Green Apple Day of Service

Green Apple Day of Service is an annual event that brings volunteers from around the world together to host local service projects that make schools healthier and more sustainable. Taking place on the last Saturday in September of each year, Green Apple Day of Service is a moment for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations companies and more to take action in their communities and demonstrate that where we learn matters. For more information and to start a Day of Service project, visit greenapple.org/

About Legrand

Legrand is the 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 connectable products enhancing value in use. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, 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.

Media Contacts:

Sarah Whitney, Legrand, North America
(860) 263-3201
Sarah.whitney@legrand.us

Sophie Latish, Brand Definition
(503) 360-6411 
Sophie@brand-definition.com