Earth Day and SMA: A Clean Sweep for the Environment

This post was originally published in 2013. The tips and techniques explained may be outdated.

At SMA America we have the opportunity to advocate for a cleaner planet by promoting renewable energy every day, and sometimes we get to contribute on the weekends too!

Earth Day 2013

Although Earth Day isn’t officially for a few more days, SMA employees got a head start on Saturday, April 13 by volunteering at the sixteenth annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup at Folsom Lake. Hosted by the California State Parks Association, this annual event brought together more than 2,000 volunteers at 24 parks across the beautiful state of California.

“I’m glad I was able to share this experience with my daughter. Anything I can do to help her learn about environmental responsibility is well worth the time.” –Scoey Wildey, Inside Sales Specialist

Giving back to the community

SMA employees were not afraid to get their hands dirty with challenging jobs like building fences, removing non-native vegetation, painting, collecting trash and more. It was a long day filled with hard work, but it had its share of fun too. It’s not every day you get to participate in this kind of team-building activity where you can get to know your colleagues and make a positive contribution to your community at the same time.

“Even though it was a lot of work, it was so rewarding to see the results. The park is now cleaner than ever and ready for families to come out and enjoy.” -Natalia Pliczka, Senior Service Logistics Coordinator

SMA values

The event was without a doubt a shining example by our employees and their families who came out to represent the social responsibility values and principles that SMA so firmly believes in. It was a proud moment to see so many from our SMA family choosing to spend their Saturday volunteering for this worthy cause, and it certainly won’t be the last time!