(Wisconsin) Alliant Energy has pledged to plant more than one million trees in Wisconsin and Iowa in the next decade. The Madison-based utility is the first company to commit to Governor Tony Evers’ initiative to plant 75 million trees in the state through 2030. Jeff Hanson, Alliant’s director of environmental services and corporate sustainability, said the utility is working out the details, but plans to work with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as well as communities and other groups. Alliant’s pledge to plant one million trees is part of its broader initiative to reduce its carbon emissions. Alliant has the goal of reducing its carbon dioxide emissions from producing electricity to net-zero by 2050.
–Courtesy of Wisconsin Radio Network