Earth Day is April 22
Waste Management celebrates in public and through
HOUSTON – On April 12, Waste Management kicked off the greenest holiday of the year
with its sponsorship of an Earth Day event at Discovery Green park, located two blocks from
the company’s headquarters in Houston.
At the event, employee volunteers educated participants on proper diversion through Waste
Management’s Recycle Often. Recycle Right.® campaign. With attendance numbering in the
thousands, guests were also invited to play games, take quizzes and earn WM-branded prizes.
“Every year, Earth Day is our time to shine,” said Erika Aaron, director of community relations
for Waste Management. “Our employees use the time to talk about what we do.”
In addition to the corporate event, more than 125 employees from southern Florida welcomed
nearly a 1,000 students and family members to their 5th Annual Earth Day Open House at
Monarch Hill Renewable Energy Park. Not only did the event feature landfill tours and hands-on
activities, it also raised money for 11 local elementary schools.
Also, in attendance were Miami Dolphins alumni players Mark Duper, Lorenzo Hampton and
Lousaka Polite, who posed for photographs with the students in front of a compressed natural gas
truck. Cheerleaders were also on-hand to encourage the students during the Recycle Often.
Recycle Right.® game.
“This is always a great day for the Florida Area and our employees as we come together to share
our environmental story and the pride we all have in doing our jobs well,” said Florida Area Vice
President Tim Hawkins. “We had 950 people take a bus tour of Monarch Hill Landfill, which is
incredible, and the students and their families had a great day and a big smile on their face when
they left our site along with a lot more knowledge of what we do here.”
Left Photo : Kaylee and Matthew Fruchter pose with Miami Dolphins veteran Mark Duper.
How to get involved
Have an Earth Day event approaching? Celebrating in the office or at your site? Need a little
inspiration? If you’re looking to celebrate Earth Day in the office, take the Recycle Often. Recycle
Right.® pledge by simply printing out the pledge card on recycled paper (available on the homepage
of Visor) and stick to your office or cube.
A brochure is available on Visor that teaches the basics of proper recycling.
Feel free to share the Earth Day spirit through our social channels by tagging us on Twitter and
Instagram using @wastemanagement and #EarthDay.
We will retweet and repost on Twitter and Instagram as events take place from individual accounts, as
well as co-sponsors and partners of events. In addition, you can also send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.