Congrats to the Wells Fargo Green Team Vancouver

By Krista Van Tassel
August 31st, 2011

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.

The Wells Fargo Green Team Vancouver, Wash., celebrates with our lovable tree.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!

Tags:   April Overton   art   award   Candice Todd   Debra Kennedy   green teams   Suzanne Husky   team member   Vancouver   Vaughn Schmall   Washington   
Krista Van Tassel

Krista Van Tassel

As Community and Team Member Engagement manager for Wells Fargo’s Environmental Affairs Team, Krista supports the company’s 70+ Green Teams, recognizing and promoting environmental innovator best practices, and engaging and educating team members about their role in helping the company’s sustainability efforts. She also manages Wells Fargo’s Environmental Solutions for Communities’ $3 million annual nonprofit grant program focused on helping make long-term sustainable economic investments in local communities where its customers and 264,000 team members work and live. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2009, Krista worked in a variety of sustainability and marketing positions in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors. Krista earned her MBA in International Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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Rhonda Fleming-Dalyon October 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm:

It was a pleasure to meet the Leaders of The Vancouver Green Team in Charlotte earlier this month. The presentation about the vampires, kill-o-watt meters, and your energy was contagious. I look forward to seeing you next conference.

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