ADT Security Central Region Branches Earth Week

Every successful organization in this age of environmental awareness is becoming integrated with proper recycling and various green solutions, to ensure you are on the cutting edge of green technology.

During JP Botha's ( MAKROSAFE ) visit to ADT Security Bloemfontein on 22 April, we arranged a Central Region Branches Earth Day quiz. (22 April - earth day)

Branches taking part were ADT Security Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Welkom.

We focused on topics like:

  1. disposing of waste, e.g. chemical containers, data sheet training,printer cartridges and fluorescent's.
  2. Recycling, paper, glass and plastic avoiding of unnecessary printing etc.
  3. Electricity, energy saving globes, geyser management, swimming pool pump management and switching off of lights and appliances if not required.
  4. Gas omissions, saving fuel, driving style and maintenance of vehicles.

All staff, including management took part. The following departments from each branch took part, Admin, Sales and Ops.

The winners of the quiz were ADT Security Bloemfontein's Admin Department.

From Left: JP Botha , Andre De Wett ( Branch Manager) , Siska Howard ( Admin Department)

What is earth week / day about :

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned in a Proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues.

Posted date: 20th Nov 2014
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