Happy Earth Day! Each year on April 22, Earth Day is celebrated globally in support of environmental protection. And there’s no better time than now to celebrate Protiviti’s commitment to all things green and renew our promises to create a more sustainable future.
Across the globe, our offices are helping to lead the eco-friendly pack, and today we rounded up just some of the great office-wide green events and initiatives that are planned for Earth Day – and every day.
The Charlotte office’s Green Committee participated in their 3rd Annual Corporate Earth Day event, organized by EarthShare NC.
The group worked with their non-profit match, Sustain Charlotte, to collect field data on crosswalks near some of Charlotte’s busiest interactions and public transportation routes to determine usage and safety improvements. The data they collected will be used to inform traffic pattern decisions and to create new crosswalks that provide a safer and greener travel environment.
In Chicago, their Green Committee organized a raffle to celebrate Earth Day. A “Protivi-tree” is set up for employees to write their environmental pledges on leaf-shaped sticky notes and place them on the tree. Winners will be randomly drawn to win one of four prizes.
Teams in Denver will be participating in the Denver Parks and Recreation Park Improvement Project later this month at Inspiration Point Park.
Alongside former U.S. Senator Ken Salazar and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, they’ll be planting and mulching trees, removing debris, raking, and working on the crusher fine trail.
Recently, the Metro D.C. office joined the 31st Annual Potomac River Cleanup, which organizes volunteer cleanup events along the Potomac River Watershed, including Maryland, Virginia, D.C., West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
The Protiviti team enjoyed a beautiful afternoon in Falls Church, Va., removing trash from a local park and creek that runs into the river, making sure garbage and litter doesn’t end up in the ocean.
In St. Louis, the office joined the St. Louis Green Business Challenge.
They’ll be attending seminars and information sessions to learn new ways to become a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly office.
In Charlotte and Chicago, as well as other offices around the globe, there are office-wide K-cup recycling initiatives.
In Kansas City and Minneapolis, recycling bins were set up for spring cleaning. Within the first week, the bin was full of donations of old clothes, decorations, and electronics.
The iGreen team in St. Louis distributes a bi-weekly newsletter centered around green initiatives and going meatless on Mondays. The newsletter provides facts about the impact of meat consumption and production and includes vegetarian-friendly recipes.
Making an Individual Impact
Want to know some small actions you can take to be more environmentally friendly? We rounded up 6 ideas below:
Now it’s your turn — go green!
Are you interested in joining our green teams?
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