“Our actions speak louder than words and we have a track record of doing more than is required. Our actions to date have reduced our carbon intensity by 38 percent, reduced our water usage by 35 percent and avoided over one million cubic yards of landfill disposal. We are still not satisfied. The goals announced today represent our further commitment to leave Michigan far better than we found it, because we live here, too,” said Patti Poppe, President and CEO of Consumers Energy & CMS Energy.
The company also announced new 5-year environmental goals for Michigan water, waste and land, including:
• Water: save 1 billion gallons of water;
• Waste: reduce waste to landfills by 35 percent; and
• Land: enhance, restore or protect 5,000 acres of land in Michigan.
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