Throughout the month of April we’ve been celebrating Earth Month by sharing green tips on our social media channels to encourage our followers to commit to greener habits. When the time came for Earth Week, we were full of ideas and enthusiasm for making our Earth a better place to live.
On Monday of Earth week, we welcomed members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Wisconsin and students from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). In addition to trying out healthy smoothie recipes with wellness coordinator Brenda Schanhofer, our team also voted on rain barrels designed and constructed by NWTC students, in order to present a “Contractor’s Choice Award”.
On Wednesday (Earth Day) we hosted a company-wide luncheon featuring a presentation from Theresa Lehman, Miron’s director of sustainable services, on the next phase of sustainable trends and innovation. Owners of the Free Market shared green ways to eat healthy, and Chad Pingel, our sustainable services manager, gave a presentation on a project Miron is working on at Riverview Gardens.
Another exciting Earth Day event was the announcement that Lake Mills Elementary, one of our biggest partners in sustainable construction efforts, was awarded a Green Ribbon designation from the U.S. Department of Education. We certainly didn’t need another reason to celebrate a day of Earth-awareness, but we were thrilled to hear about this news!
Finally, on Friday, we embarked on a roadside trash cleanup! More than 80 Miron employees hit the road to make our environment and our drive to work a little cleaner and a little brighter. It was a great hands-on way to end the week and remind us that our simple actions—no matter what week or month it is—can make a huge impact on our community and on our planet.