We work hard to reliably deliver natural gas to your home - so you can do the things you love -
from warm showers to cooking your favorite meal. We also work equally hard to make our community a
better place for all of us. From supporting our veterans, to energizing students across Chicago's northern suburbs,
we are proud to work for you. Here are some examples of us out in the community:
Supporting Our Veterans
Home and Honor Day
For the past four years, North Shore Gas volunteers have come together on a fall day to help
refurbish housing for military veterans in North Chicago. The day of service is the
focus of the company's Home and Honor day, which supports an affordable housing
program run by the Community Action Project of Lake County. Volunteers spend the
day making homes energy efficient, painting, cleaning, landscaping and making
general repairs to townhomes occupied by vets and their families.
Peoples Energy Training Center
The state-of-the-art facility provides annual training to more than 1,600 utility workers
and fire officials across the region, while also supporting much-needed vocational
programming to prepare Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students for future jobs
in the natural gas and energy field.
The 100,000-square-foot training center, located at 4228 W. 35th Place,
features indoor and outdoor training areas, including a fully functioning
natural gas delivery system with 20 structures for training in system
maintenance, natural gas leak investigation, excavation and directional
drilling. The campus also includes an area for fire prevention training
with the Chicago Fire Department and an area for commercial driver's
Bess Bower Dunn Museum
The Bess Bower Dunn Museum is located at the Lake County Forest Preserve District's headquarters in
Libertyville. The museum showcases the history of Lake County and features a 20-foot model of a
Dryptosaurus, a dinosaur that roamed the area 67 million years ago. It also includes Native American
artifacts, Civil War-era items and a reproduction of a one-room schoolhouse. North Shore Gas provides
funding for the museum's education classroom used for school field trips, community meetings,
public lectures and other educational programs.
Energizing Student Potential Program (ESP)
A partnership between area utilities and the National Energy Education Development project, the Energizing Student
Potential Program (ESP) works to develop the future scientists and engineers of Illinois. ESP brings together
standards-based classes for use in the classroom or afterschool programs for students in grades 5 through 8.
The program provides tools for students and teachers to learn about and teach their communities about energy.
Waukegan Public Library Early Learning Center
The library's Early Learning Center helps younger children develop fundamental learning skills
needed to succeed in school. Students through second grade learn numbers, letters, colors
and sight words in a themed exhibit that encourages play and imagination. In addition to
ongoing support for the Early Learning Center, North Shore Gas provided
funding for the library's Adult Literacy Center.
Through a partnership with other utilities, North Shore Gas provides an energy-efficiency curriculum
and student materials for fifth-graders at schools throughout the area. The Super Savers program teaches
children how to save energy and includes a kit of energy-saving items to take home and work with their parents to install.
Serving Those in Need
Mothers Trust Foundation
Mothers Trust provides immediate assistance during times of crisis to low-income
children in Lake County. Mothers Trust works with social workers and school
counselors to help children and their families with tangible necessities,
such as school uniforms and clothing, shoes, car seats, eyeglasses,
summer camp fees, extracurricular expenses and other items beyond
reach for families struggling to make ends meet.
Angel Tree Program
Every holiday season, North Shore Gas employees purchase and wrap gifts for children and adults in need.
The 2019 community partner for this program is A Safe Place.
Erie HealthReach Waukegan Health Center
Erie HealthReach Waukegan Health Center provides affordable health care and bilingual service
in Waukegan, where a significant portion of the residents speak Spanish. Dental services are
also offered for children and soon-to-be mothers. The facility was created by Erie Family
Health Centers, which have delivered high-quality health services in Chicago for more than 50 years.
Sustaining the Environment
Seven Generations Ahead
Since 2008, Seven Generations Ahead has educated area students about waste
reduction and helped schools increase recycling, eliminate waste sources
and compost food scraps through its Zero Waste Schools program.
North Shore Gas has provided funding for curriculum
development and a commercial composting initiative in participating schools.
Through recycling, composting, and food recovery, the schools divert roughly
85 percent of their waste from landfills.