April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the one day a year officially designated to celebrate and preserve the environment.
Although we all know we should be taking daily action to help protect the planet, Earth Day serves as a great reminder of how important every small action can be, and provides a chance to educate and inspire our colleagues and friends to do the right thing for the planet.
This Earth Day is particularly special for me because it will be my first at Wells Fargo, and we’ve made big plans to celebrate!
One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with our dedicated network of over 35 Wells Fargo Green Teams, volunteers who are committed to helping the company operate more efficiently and responsibly. From Iowa and Minnesota to Seattle and Oregon, our Green Teams tirelessly champion the environment in everything they do, every day of the year. Earth Day in particular gives us all a great excuse to have a lot of fun while doing it and get more of our fellow team members involved.
So what are the Green Teams up to this year?
Well, St. Louis, Missouri, will be hosting their largest green event to date, which will feature more than 30 vendors showcasing ways to save energy and cut costs at work and at home. One of our newer teams in Vancouver, Washington, is planning a dumpster dive to help team members think about what we consume and throw away on a daily basis.
Our team in Colorado is developing a state-wide communication that will help educate and inform team members of what everyday actions make the most difference for the environment. And in San Francisco, California, several team members will be hosting community events to put team members to work in protecting the Bay Area and celebrate National Volunteer Week.
During the next week, we’ll be sharing some stories from these and other Green Teams about their efforts and events. So please stay tuned!
At Wells Fargo, we’re fond of saying that our everyday actions can make a huge difference on the environment. Earth Day is a great occasion to learn new ways to protect the planet and add an everyday action to your running list.
So, what everyday actions will YOU take to celebrate Earth Day 2010?