In a worldwide effort called “The Great Global Cleanup,” millions of people and communities around the world will be cleaning up their part of the earth.
PNM is the only utility company participating in the Great Global Cleanup and will be leading the way in New Mexico.
As part of its involvement, PNM is encouraging employees and the community-at-large to participate in small group cleanups, individual cleanups, or “plogging,” which is picking up trash while jogging.
The pandemic has impacted communities in many ways, including the upsurge of waste due to the disposable products. This is our way of helping alleviate this problem,” says Pat Vincent-Collawn, President, CEO Chairman, of PNM.
PNM works with EarthDay.org campaign is just one aspect of the company’s goals of creating a clean energy future. PNM plans to exit all coal-fired generation by 2024 and has set a goal for its electricity generation to reach 100% emissions-free by 2040, five years ahead of the state carbon-free mandate. See Figure 1 and Figure 2.
PNM has a long history of environmental stewardship. The Environmental Management System, which has been in existence for over 15 years, ensures that the projects and jobs that PNM undertakes are screened for environmental impact and that the appropriate measures are put in place to protect the environment.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Throughout the company, departments are making tremendous efforts to preserve and protect our natural environment. Team Green members work diligently at our various PNM facilities to promote recycling, reuse, and diversion of the waste the company generates.
PNM has also been collecting trash that was illegally dumped on a two mile stretch of the transmission line right of way and adjacent patrol road.
The trash includes scrap tires, household waste, abandoned appliances, animal carcasses, etc.
The collected trash is placed in roll-off containers and transported to a landfill for appropriate disposal.
Donating end of life computers and furniture
To reduce waste and give back to the community, the Investment Recovery program at PNM coordinates important company-wide initiatives that include donations and recycling programs.
Most of the donations are made to non-profit organizations which have benefited from items such as office supplies, office furniture, fleet vehicles, audio visual equipment, computers, and wood poles.
This also encompasses the proper disposal, reuse and/or sale of large equipment, ongoing recycling of metals, and the decommissioning process of idle generation sites. See Figure 3 and Figure 4.
PNM Resources, the parent company of PNM, was also named to Newsweek’s 2021 list of America’s Most Responsible Companies highlighting companies for performance in the areas of environmental, social, and corporate governance.
This recognition aligns with the company’s continued commitment to ESG principles and reflects the ongoing efforts to support customers, communities, and the environment at PNM and TNMP.
PNM hopes customers will join in on the Great Global Cleanup along with its employees. Participation is completely voluntary and strict safety measures are in place and highly advised.
- Record your cleanup event with our Earth Day network partner’s map here:EarthDay.org/PNM or scan this QR code to the left.
- Take photos orvideosof you and your family doing your cleanup and send them to us by Sunday, April 19. PNM would love to showcase you!
Here’s how you can get your pictures and videos to PNM:
Upload them to our Dropbox from your phone or mobile device by using this link http://bit.ly/EarthDay-Pics-Vids or scan this QR code to the right.
PNM will be tracking the waste that is collectively picked up to measure the impact in our communities. After this event, we will know how much we’ve collected.
PNM believes that together we can make a collective impact and help keep our state beautiful.
With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving over 530,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit PNM.com.