This year marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Considered the planet’s largest civic event, activities across the globe were largely virtual due to COVID-19 impacts. Civiltech staff celebrated and recognized the day by sharing photos and descriptions of their sustainable hobbies and practices.

We bike! We have many bike commuters who cross suburbs and navigate city streets. We have bikers putting hundreds of miles on Divvy bikes and bikers with “Family Trucksters” able to carry the whole gang at once.

We plant, and we grow! Many Civiltech staffers have green thumbs helping the planet by nurturing starter gardens, collecting seedling plants, and planting trees to expand natural areas. Members of our team used extra time created by working from home to make improvements to their garden areas. We have composters turning organic waste into healthy soils, and we even have a bee keeper helping to provide garden and community pollination.

We use our engineering knowledge to inspire! Our engineers used their skills to create sustainability-minded projects for their kids. One family engaged in a competition to build green energy house models out of random objects found around their home. Also, across Civiltech families, many cardboard boxes were repurposed for projects and playhouses.

As a company, Civiltech volunteers for a biannual adopt-a-highway cleanup on Quentin Road. Due to this spring’s COVID restrictions and road construction on Quentin, our cleanup has been postponed. We look forward to the day when we can come together as a team for this activity. But until then, we are grateful for the sustainability efforts of our staff within their homes and their communities. We believe at Civiltech, our team embodies the spirit of the phrase “Think Globally, Act Locally.”