Tina Clements, Marilyn Roach and Beth Cole preparing saplings for the Arbor Day event.
Did you celebrate Arbor Day last weekend?
The annual holiday is an opportunity to raise awareness about the important role trees play in ecosystems around the world. Tree plantings and free plant giveaways are some of the most common ways people observe the holiday.
In Calhoun, GA, the Material Recovery Operations team volunteered their time to prepare for the town’s annual Arbor Day celebration, held on Saturday, March 2. The group helped segregate and prepare trees that were given out to community members for free during the event.
“Volunteering with Keep Calhoun Gordon Beautiful was a perfect fit, because they have similar goals for the environment that we have,” Tina Clements, manager of waste stream management, said. “Mohawk strives to reduce, reuse and recycle its waste byproducts while reducing its impact on landfills. Our definition of sustainability is ‘meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,’ or in simpler terms, ‘leaving it better than you found it.’ We can all do our part for our environment and communities, which is why we were motivated to help with this event.”
This was the team’s first year volunteering with the organization, but they hope to get more teams involved in other events to promote protecting their local environment.