Desperately Seeking NH Service Projects
Categories: Boots On The Ground: Service Stories, Making Our Difference: TBL CSR
Twice a year, Timberland organizes large-scale service events for our employees worldwide so they can pull on their boots and make a difference. Earth Day is one of these two annual global celebrations of service.
As our corporate headquarters are in New Hampshire, we’ve got a pretty robust employee population there that is both talented and passionate about creating a positive impact in their own backyard. The challenge is, after more than a decade of serving in our own backyard we’re running a little short on service opportunities!
And so – we’re seeking proposals for Earth Day service projects in New Hampshire. We’re looking specifically for projects that can accommodate a minimum of 50 volunteers and contribute to the regreening of our communities (examples of regreening projects include creating and/or improving public greenways or trail systems, community gardens, playgrounds, green roofs, edible gardens for schools, etc.).
All of our Earth Day projects will be selected and executed according to Timberland’s GREEN standard. GREEN is an acronym for:
Grassroots – Projects which address pressing community needs.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Projects that allow us to use recycled or repurposed materials.
Engagement – Projects that engage relevant community stakeholders, to support and sustain our service efforts.
Education – Projects that foster education and awareness, both among our employees and the community.
Neutrality – Projects that allow us to be as energy- and resource-efficient as possible, in support of our corporate goal to reduce our carbon emissions.