I'm very pleased to announce that Northeast Utilities has made The American Chestnut Foundation the beneficiary of a shareholder “challenge” grant opportunity. Northeast Utilities, with 50,000 registered shareholders, is offering to make a $5 donation to The American Chestnut Foundation for each shareholder who elects to receive the company's annual report and proxy materials in electronic form to reduce NU's use of paper.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to promote the revival of a great American tree while also providing greater convenience for our shareholders,”
Charles W. Shivery, NU chairman, president, and chief executive officer.
“This example of thought leadership on the part of Northeast Utilities, provides an opportunity for Northeast Utilities and their shareholders to play a significant role in helping restore the American chestnut to CT and New England.”
Bill Adamsen, President CT Chapter of TACF.