Green Champions in our Los Angeles office. From left, Alana Martinez, Debbie Cervera, Jackson Pitofsky and Lucas Lombardi.
Five years ago, the Corporate Sustainability Department launched the Green Champion program at Thornton Tomasetti. This program brings together employees from across the organization who volunteer to help embed sustainability in their offices. Each year, our Green Champion program continues to grow as more volunteers sign up to help their offices meet the company’s sustainable operations policy, increase employee wellness and comfort, and promote volunteerism.
“Joining the Green Champion program was driven by my interest in sustainability,” said Jackson Pitofsky, structural engineer in the Los Angeles office. “Having the opportunity to promote sustainable habits in my office is gratifying and adds value to my work.”
To date, we are thrilled to announce that we have reached the highest number of Green Champions with 53 volunteers in 26 offices, across the United States, China, New Zealand, Scotland, India, and the United Kingdom.
“The Green Champion program is based on the idea that each office has its own unique culture and location, and therefore local people – with help from the Corporate Sustainability Department – are best equipped to help the firm meet these goals in each office,” said Amy Hattan, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability.
Creating sustainability within a company cannot happen with one person. “It is all of our collective responsibility to make our environment both inside and out of the office better—or at the very least not worse,” Lucas Lombardi, structural engineer in Los Angeles office said. “Being a Green Champion is my way of being involved and trying to move the needle in the right direction.”
Green Champions are the eyes and ears on the ground and usually the first to come up with more innovative ways to further green their workplace and increase employee happiness. Further, they raise awareness, build momentum, and entice employee engagement in Thornton Tomasetti’s sustainability commitment.
A lot of hard work has been put in by our Green Champions. They have been involved in many initiatives including educating employees about ways to conserve energy, improving recycling and composting efforts, organizing and encouraging volunteer days and assisting with carbon footprint measurement and analysis. They also participate in monthly conference calls to share their experiences and learn from others.
This Earth Week, we would like to celebrate and praise the efforts of our Green Champions and thank them for their support.
Thornton Tomasetti wishes you a Happy Earth Day!
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