Energy and the Environment

Brooklyn Girls Farm on a Rooftop

This August, a group of Girls Inc girls at our Brooklyn site volunteered at Rooftop Farms in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

UPS and Atlanta’s Positive Outlook Foundation Garden

UPS employee volunteers transformed a small patch of unused land into a garden full of hearty produce: corn, onions, okra, squash, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, carrots, beans, sweet potatoes and watermelon now fill a space that was previously vacant and unattractive.

A team of employees from two UPS departments collaborated to create this garden for Atlanta’s Positive Outlook Foundation, Inc. (POFI), a transitional housing program that assists homeless families working toward obtaining permanent housing. UPS is a HandsOn Network supporter.

Preserving the Northeast Ecological Corridor

The Northeast Ecological Corridor, protected as a Nature Reserve in April 2008, lies between the towns of Luquillo and Fajardo on Puerto Rico's northeastern shoreline. Its 3,200 acres include forests, wetlands, beaches, coral communities, a bioluminescent lagoon and one of the hottest surfing spots on Puerto Rico's east coast: "La Selva" (the jungle). The corridor is home to over 850 species, 50 of them endemic and threatened, and its beaches are one of the three most important nesting sites for the leatherback sea turtle in the U.S.

New York City Mayor's Office of Service

When I first found out I’d be interning in the New York City Mayor’s Office this summer, I resigned myself to a summer of desk work, with perhaps some filing thrown in for variety.

Strategic Tree Planting

I have been fortunate to live and work in several rural communities during my 24 years working for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). As staffing declined in the Flagler Field Office over the years, it was a challenge to accomplish all the things we wanted to do.

Students Helping the Environment

In 2007 we started the Boston Latin School Youth Climate Action Network as a student led extracurricular club devoted to helping the environment. That same year, we won Do Something’s “Increase Your Green Competition” for the positive changes we made in our school and community.

At our first meeting, over 90 students showed up, and formed seven specific committees to take action. Less than a year later, our membership has swelled to over 300 students, and 16 separate committees!

Supporting Beautification Day– One Brush and One Broom At a Time!

When Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated asked its members to support United We Serve’s Summer Service Initiative, the ladies of the Xi Zeta Omega Chapter located in Washington, DC, joined right in to provide “service to all mankind.”

On Saturday, August 22, 2009, members of the Xi Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority supported Beautification Day 2009 sponsored by the District of Columbia Public Schools. A team of volunteers gathered at Burrville Elementary School to ‘spruce up’ the school building and grounds prior to the beginning of the school year.

Cleaning up the Great Lakes

Students at Von Steuben High School painted a 15-foot mural depicting their experiences at Foster Beach in Chicago. The mural is a daily reminder of more than six years of monthly stewardship and seasonal adventures.

Cisco Employees Making a Difference

Cisco employees decided that they wanted to “make an impact” and not just “write a check” for the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens in downtown San Jose, an area maintained entirely by volunteers. Thirty-eight Cisco employees rolled up their sleeves to clean and provide maintenance for the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens, donating more than 800 hours in 2008.

Watershed Festival

My name is Carolyn and I am a volunteer at the Piney Creek Watershed Association (PCWA). I am so grateful that I was introduced to PCWA because it is a wonderful group of people who have a passion for the community, access to clean water and protecting the environment.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Energy and the Environment
Back to Top