International planning, architecture, engineering, interior design, and program management firm LEO A DALY announced that it will celebrate Earth Day 2015 with a worldwide day of volunteerism on April 25. An estimated 625 employees and family members in 31 offices will spend the Saturday after Earth Day in a variety of community-focused cleanup activities.
The Earth Day event, which will mobilize volunteers in the United States and China, is being coordinated by The Futures Council, a group of LEO A DALY company leaders who take on special initiatives to push forward the firm’s vision of “enhancing the quality of the human experience, and the environment.”
“This is LEO A DALY’s 100th year as a company, and the 80th anniversary of our subsidiary LAN. What better way to reinforce our commitment to the next 100 years than to go all-out in volunteering to make our communities, and our world, more livable, beautiful, and green?” said LEO A DALY President Dennis Petersen.
All volunteers will be wearing a t-shirt designed in-house as part of a company-wide design contest. The winning t-shirt, by West Palm Beach employee Tung Chui, depicts several of the firm’s iconic buildings emerging from a green globe.
Some volunteer activities include:
- Houston office: Cleanup along White Oak Bayou bike and walking trail, Houston, Texas
- Atlanta office: Piedmont Park cleanup in Atlanta, Ga.
- Macau office: Trash collection at the Hac Sa Beach in Macau, China
- Denver office: Construction of a community garden in an underserved community in Denver, Co.
- Las Vegas office: Setting up for GREENFest in Summerlin, Nev.
- Los Angeles office: Cleanup of the LA River by the Marine Reserve in Long Beach, Calif.
- Omaha office: Various projects at Fontanelle Forest, Gifford Farms, and Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Neb.
- Minneapolis office: Cleanup of Kenny Park in Minneapolis, Minn.
- Washington, DC office: Improvements to a neighborhood recreation facility in Alexandria, Va.
- West Palm Beach office: Cleanup of Ocean Inlet Park in Boynton Beach, Fla.
- Miami office: Participation in Baynanza, a celebration and cleanup of Biscayne Bay in Miami, Fla.
- Dallas office: Trash cleanup around White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas
- Sacramento office: American River cleanup in Sacramento, Calif.
- Austin office: Purgatory Creek Greenspace cleanup in San Marcos, Texas
- Corpus Cristi office: Texas GLO’s Adopt-a-Beach cleanup in Corpus Cristi, Texas
Local journalists are encouraged to contact Daniel Scheuerman for details and on-the-ground contacts in each location: firstname.lastname@example.org.