May 10, 2016

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TWC’s Employee Green Teams Beautify Local Communities

In April, TWC employees helped bring TWC’s “Go Green” commitment home by volunteering for Earth Month events held by the company in communities that we serve across the country. Our “Green Teams” led these efforts, helping increase environmental awareness among employees, find opportunities to improve operational efficiency, and promote environmental sustainability.

From flexing their green thumbs, to partnering with area non-profits to clean up public spaces, here are some highlights from the month’s volunteer efforts:

El Segundo, CA: More than 100 TWC employee volunteers, friends, and family members helped beautify the Santa Monica Beach shoreline with local partner Heal the Bay.  Volunteers removed more than 170 pounds of trash and almost 3,500 cigarette butts from the coast line.

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San Diego, CA: Fifty customer care supervisors participated in a plant growing contest; the employee with the “best bloom” had a lemon tree planted in their honor in front of the local office.

Dallas, TX: We partnered with the Dallas Arboretum and the University of Texas at Dallas to host Earth Day Extravaganza at the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, attended by 3,000 people. TWC volunteers assisted at 17 activity stations throughout the garden to engage the public in fun, hands-on activities related to biology, chemistry, and other green subjects.

Kansas City, MO: With non-profit partner Bridging the Gap, 30 employee volunteers removed 85 bags -- more than 825 pounds of litter - from a local waterway.

Kansas City, MO: With local partner Bridging the Gap, 30 employee volunteers removed 85 bags — more than 825 pounds of litter – from a local waterway.

Charlotte, NC: We teamed up with the Green Teacher Network to plant 50 native plant pollinator gardens.

Herndon, VA:  We helped conduct an outdoor clean-up for our local elementary school, Hutchison Elementary.

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Milwaukee and Appleton, WI: We partnered with two local non-profits, the Milwaukee River Keeper and the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, for Earth Day clean-up events. Forty TWC volunteers hauled more than 50 bags of trash from a popular bike trail and local park to help get these areas ready for springtime in Wisconsin!

Andover, MA: Employees took part in an on-site Green Fair with local organizations providing helpful “green tips;” attendees were given a tiny Colorado blue spruce tree to plant on their own.

Portland, MA: At an e-Cycling event we held with University of Southern Maine, volunteers unloaded electronic waste from over 700 cars — or 85,000 pounds of e-waste. Since 2014, this annual event has brought in nearly 200,000 pounds of e-waste to keep it from being illegally dumped into our streets, woods, trails and/or waterways.

Buffalo, NY: Green team employees took to the Kensington Expressway for a spring clean-up event.

Learn more about our commitment to environmental awareness and sustainability by visiting TWC.com.

 

 

 

 

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