Now in its eighth year, Alcoa’s Month of Service encourages employees around the globe to make a difference in their communities. While Alcoans are participating in a variety of events throughout October, many are drawn to environmental causes – planting trees, implementing recycling programs, and teaching the next generation how to preserve the planet.
It is estimated that globally 1.3 billion tons of food goes to waste every year. In addition to the burden this places on landfills and incinerators, when organic matter like food scraps decompose in the same space as other trash, it creates large quantities of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas.
Free food, games, prizes, and the chance to catch up on the latest local opportunities in low-carbon living. What’s not to like? Apparently not much, as Alcoa employees attended Make an Impact’s first ever Green Fairs at four Alcoa locations. The Green Fairs’ casual fun format maximized the opportunity for Alcoans to engage with sustainability experts and find out about new opportunities to save energy, volunteer and connect with the local community.
In March, more than 10,400 people committed to take actions in their daily lives that will save more than 21 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. That's equivalent to taking 2,000 cars off the road for one year. Learn how Alcoa's Make an Impact program made it all happen.
Alcoans around the world welcomed the third annual Green Works and volunteered over two months to rehabilitate rivers & parks, plant trees, collectrecyclables, andlead energy efficiency & water conservation workshops.