Friday, April 13, 2007

A Benefit to Corporate Life

One perk of working for a large corporation is a "matching gifts program". With this program, the corporation will match any donation that I make to a non-profit organization up to $3000. This has been a great help for friends who are doing walks for breast cancer, the United Way, and other humanitarian and cultural charities. Unfortunately, the program didn't cover environmental charities until now! I got an email yesterday stating that the company has changed their policy to now include all environmental organizations! Woo-hoo! I'm lucky to work for a corporation that cares about the environment. We have some of the largest solar power installations of any corporation nationwide and we also have facilities using equipment that converts methane gas into power. Also, all of our major facilities have environmental teams that try to minimize the company's impact on the environment. In fact one of our campuses is a site on my grassland breeding survey and they have reserved habitat for Grasshopper Sparrows, Bobolinks, and Meadowlarks.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Is that methane gas converter connected to the bottom of your desk chair??? hehehe :)