In past posts, I’ve shared with you our work to recognize our many wonderful Wells Fargo Green Teams through recycled, shared art. Earlier this year, we commissioned our first piece from textile artist Suzanne Husky as a celebration of our Green Team accomplishments. Since its debut in January, the tree exhibit has traveled from Minneapolis, Minn. to Portland, Ore. and, most recently, Vancouver, Wash.
Led by Debra Kennedy, Candice Todd, Vaughn Schmall, and April Overton, the Wells Fargo Green Team Vancouver received the piece in recognition for their work in creating a unique energy efficiency training program for our team members and the local community.
In April, the team purchased Kill A Watt® meters, a device that plugs into a regular outlet to measure the energy used by home and office appliances. A few of the meters are reserved for use in their offices or lent out to team members for home use, but most of them were provided to the Vancouver library to share with the community.
The team also developed a helpful booklet that showcases several ways to save energy. Since arriving at the library, the meters and the accompanying booklet have been so popular that a waitlist was started!
As if that weren’t enough, the Vancouver team is filming a “How-To Session” with the power meters in hopes of spreading the information to local nonprofits outside of the library waitlist as well as the greater Wells Fargo Green Team community so that we can find creative ways to replicate the program in other locations.
We hope to share more about these efforts in the future!