During the week leading up to Earth Day, which culminated on April 22, more than 100 NEC employees donated a myriad of equipment, including vacuum cleaners, computers, monitors, televisions and anything with a power cord to an NEC warehouse in Roselle, Ill.
"It was gratifying to see the strong level of interest from employees toward the program," said Patrick Summers, Environmental Affairs Manager for NEC Corporation of America. "From inception, our goal was to keep products and their components out of the waste stream and away from landfills. The success of this program builds upon NEC's other green initiatives to date."
While the event was exclusive to NEC employees this year, plans are under consideration to open up the initiative to other companies in the northwest Chicago suburbs in 2011.
In addition to planning for the next Earth Day, the NEC Environmental Management Group is working on a series of low-cost, easy-to-implement environmental initiatives to be approved and rolled out over the course of the following year.
More than one-billion people around the world took action for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. From climate rallies to engaging civil leaders in plans to build a green economy, Earth Day 2010 was a turning point for the environmental movement on climate change and the environment.
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