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Party for the Planet with energySMART, a Nicor Gas program, and celebrate Earth Month

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – April 18, 2018 – Go green with energySMART, a Nicor Gas program, during Party for the Planet at Brookfield Zoo this Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. Nicor Gas believes it’s important to protect and preserve the environment and has a longstanding partnership with Brookfield Zoo, focused on promoting conservation in communities throughout northern Illinois.

During the conservation celebration at Brookfield Zoo, Party for the Planet attendees can pick up a free energy-saving kit at the energySMART booth, help create an Earth Day mural and meet some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors. Snap a selfie at the photo station by the energySMART booth and share on social media using #watchsavingsgrow.

Free parking will be available in the zoo’s north lot for those who participate in the recycling drive. Computers, home entertainment items and small electronics, office equipment and products, small home appliances, home improvement products and textiles will be accepted for recycling at the North Gate Parking Lot 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For more information about Party for the Planet and a full list of items that will be accepted for recycling, visit

Nicor Gas’ energySMART program helps customers manage their costs by lowering out-of-pocket expenses for energy efficiency improvements with rebates for energy efficient equipment, free energy assessments and free energy-saving products. For more energy-saving tips, visit

About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit

About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.6 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other non-utility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit



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