Ferrellgas celebrates Earth Day with month-long community service initiative

Written on: April 26, 2022 by ICM

Thousands of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. employee-owners celebrated Earth Day with the completion of a month-long community service initiative. With the theme #FerrellFuelsChange, Ferrellgas Retail employees, Blue Rhino production and delivery personnel and corporate employees of both brands committed to initiatives designed to have a positive long-term environmental impact, such as:

  • Ferrellgas employee-owners provided more than 5,000 service hours in the communities they serve.
  • Ferrellgas Retail employees nationwide are planting new trees at offices.
  • Blue Rhino’s Lathrop, CA facility installed a solar-powered irrigation system; Channahon, IL and Hutchins, TX hosted battery and plastic recycling initiatives and Blue Rhino production facilities switched to painting tanks with water-based paint.
  • Ferrellgas and Blue Rhino employees in eight states participated in the Save the Chubby Unicorns 5K/10K races in support of the International Rhino Foundation.
  • Blue Rhino corporate employees in Winston-Salem, NC participated in the Deacon Dash to raise awareness of Down Syndrome and support research.

“Through both our Ferrellgas and Blue Rhino brands, we deliver a green fuel,” said COO Tamria Zertuche. “Blue Rhino is also a green product, as we keep millions of tanks out of landfills each year through our exchange program. So Earth Day has always been special to us, but our employees sought to do even more this year in the many communities we serve. I cannot be prouder of their creative solutions and the impact these projects will have.”

These efforts are part of the broader Ferrellgas Century Project, through which the company has pledged its commitment to various Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) initiatives through the year 2039, which marks its 100th year in business. As part of that initiative, the company partners with Operation Warm to deliver winter coats to children in need, Operation BBQ Relief to fuel the preparation of grilled meals for victims of natural disasters, and the International Rhino Foundation to raise awareness of rhinoceros conservation efforts, support the protection of rhinos, restore wildlife habitats and more.