Bringing “Green” to Our Stamford Office
Across the company, local Green Teams celebrated Earth Day and Green Week to encourage employees to think about the environment and learn new methods to reduce, re-use and recycle. On April 24, the Stamford Green Team held a “green” fair. The fair featured ten vendors and topics including community supported agriculture (CSAs), a solar car wash, genetically modified foods (GMOs), lighting and carbon emissions, energy savings tips and water filtration. We also provided employees with a handout outlining all of the things that our office is already doing to help the environment. In addition, we raffled out Earth friendly items to five lucky employees.
The green fair was communicated via a monthly Stamford Newsletter and posters that were hung up in all of the pantries. In order to create more buzz for the event, we decided to use two additional visuals. Green tips were taped up around the pantries on each floor of our office. In addition, a “footprint” was dropped off at each employee’s desk a day before the event. This encouraged conservation among employees about the upcoming green fair. This could easily be replicated at other locations and the Word files for the green tips and footprint are attached.
Kim Rutkauskas, legal assistant for Corporate & Securities, said: “I think the green fair was a great success. We had a great group of vendors that spoke about really important ways people can be “greener”. It was really informative and interesting. I am really excited for Tara Cook-Littman to come back and talk more about Non-GMOs in our foods. She is a concerned mom like me and I’m thrilled she was able to come and share her knowledge about the horrid things in our food supply. Hopefully this awareness will encourage more people to start eating organic…not just good for you and your family but good for the environment and the world.”
Employee feedback about the event was overwhelmingly positive. There was so much interest about GMOs that the Green Team will hosting a Lunch n’ Learn about that topic in the next upcoming months. It was a successful event and encouraged employees to always “Think Green!”