2015 Alcoa Green Fairs Kick Off in PA, AR

Alcoa Green Fair OrganizationsHundreds of employees will learn how to save energy, save money, and save the environment at Alcoa Green Fairs over the next few weeks in Lancaster and Springdale. 

Local sustainability and energy groups like Lancaster County Conservancy and Ozarks Electric Cooperative will talk to Alcoans about environmental and energy conservation, recycling, and sustainable choices.  The fairs will feature a photo booth, games, and “green” giveaways. Eight lucky Alcoans will even have a chance to take home a Make an Impact Prize Pack valued at over $100.

The events are a great way for Alcoa to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and to give employees the chance to engage with eco-friendly businesses and local non-profits. The Green Fair is the result of a partnership between Alcoa Foundation and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions’ (C2ES) Make an Impact program. The partnership aims to mobilize individual action on the twin challenges of energy and climate change. Since its launch in September 2008, Make an Impact has hosted events in more than 20 U.S. states and engaged more than 382,000 individuals.  

“Alcoa’s green fairs help employees, community groups and company leaders make connections and take steps together toward a more sustainable future,” said Amy Morsch, C2ES Director of Sustainability and Engagement. “Companies are increasingly looking to their employees to help them achieve their sustainability and corporate responsibility goals. Creating the right culture – through training, incentives, and social and educational events like green fairs – is essential.”

The Make an Impact program includes:

  • An interactive website with tips, tools and resources on how to reduce energy bills and live more sustainably;
  • A personal carbon footprint calculator and energy saving pledge list; and 
  • Green Fairs that build a dialogue between Alcoa employees and the local “green” community.

Lancaster and Springdale employees who complete the Carbon Footprint Calculator and take the Energy Pledge have a chance to win a $50 gift card. Use the promo code LANCASTER or KAWNEER to enter. 

Learn more about how you can Make an Impact at http://alcoa.c2es.org.