Con Edison Sponsors NYC GROWS Garden Festival

Rose Getch
National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476, ext. 129

Chris Olert
Con Edison
(212) 460-4111

South Burlington, VT (April 10, 2006) - The National Gardening Association (NGA) is pleased to announce Con Edison as a sponsor of the NYC Grows Garden Festival in Union Square Park, New York City, on April 29. The Garden Festival is the culmination of NGA's National Garden Month? 2006 celebration and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ten days of "green" NYC GROWS citywide events will precede the festival.

"The NYC Grows Garden Festival will focus on different gardening themes, such as environmental stewardship, health and wellness, community development, home gardening, and plant-based education," explains Mike Metallo, president of NGA. "We are pleased to have Con Edison on board to promote environmentally conscious energy choices."

"Con Edison salutes the NYC Grows Garden Festival for its ingenuity and joins with the NGA to support the further greening of New York City Parks," said Frances A. Resheske, Con Edison senior vice president for public affairs.

Con Edison representatives will staff a table at this family-friendly festival and will be giving away, among other goodies, comic books featuring energy efficiency and safety. They will also be available to answer questions about "Green Power" and the "Power Your Way" program, which gives consumers the ability to choose their energy supplier.

Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED] is one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $25 billion in assets. The company provides a wide range of energy-related products and services to its customers through the following subsidiaries: Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., a regulated utility providing electric, gas, and steam service in New York City and Westchester County, New York; Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., a regulated utility serving customers in a 1,350 square mile area in southeastern New York state and adjacent sections of northern New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania; Con Edison Solutions, a retail energy supply and services company; Con Edison Energy, a wholesale energy supply company; Con Edison Development, a company that owns and operates generating plants and participates in other infrastructure projects; and Con Edison Communications, a telecommunications infrastructure company and service provider. For additional financial, operations and customer service information, visit Consolidated Edison, Inc.'s Web site at

The National Gardening Association (NGA) is a national nonprofit leader in plant-based education. Our mission is to promote gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connection between people, plants, and the environment. To fulfill this mission we offer publications and programs focused on five core areas: youth education, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, community development, and home gardening. For more information, visit To learn more about National Garden Month, visit If you will be visiting NYC on April 29th, and want to learn more about the festival visit

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