In honor of Earth Day, employees worked with SOLV to pick up garbage around Beaverton Creek. Vernier Software & Technology donated $1,500 to SOLV for use in their Green Team Program. SOLV’s Green Team Program is a hands-on, student-directed watershed restoration service-learning program. In 2011-12, Green Team will work with 1,000 students in 40 classes in 8 schools in the Portland Metropolitan Area.
In addition, we held an Empty the Parking Lot Challenge to encourage employees to walk, bike, or take public transit in an effort to clear out our parking lot for the day. A T-Shirt/Book/DVD exchange was held, and employees were encouraged to suggest new work-related conservation ideas.