Little things add up. Switching off the lights when you leave a room, adjusting your thermostat when you go to work, or running your washing machine on cold all can save energy, save money, and help the environment.
Take a moment to absorb this shocking statistic: 34 million tons of food in the United States is thrown away every year. Reducing U.S. food waste by just 15 percent would help feed an estimated 25 million Americans, or roughly half of those who don't have access to enough food.
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.