To celebrate Earth Day, xpedx participated in the EPA’s Pick 5 for the Environment. Pick 5 is an initiative that asks participants to take on five goals to make a difference among these six areas: water, air, land, energy, waste and advocacy. This year, as part of our commitment to sustainable solutions, each of our Green Teams decided to focus on one of our Pick 5 goals.
Team members at our locations in the Western U.S. decided to focus on the collection of books, DVDs and CDs so that they could be donated to local libraries and family centers. Additionally, they gathered electronic waste for proper disposal.
So how did we do?
Our Pick 5 activities were extremely successful. Our Salt Lake City team gathered 100 books for donation and responsibly disposed of three boxes of electronic waste. Participants at our Portland location collected 108 books and delivered them to their local library. Our team members in Downey, Calif. (pictured above) collected more than 600 books for donation to the local library. Additionally, members at our Phoenix location gathered used computers, 170 DVDs and more than 260 books for donation (pictured right).
Thanks to everyone who contributed, especially our Green Team members for helping to put it all together.
Look for more updates on our other locations.