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HR Champions Sustainability with Earth Day Cleanup

Making a Difference, One Block at a Time: WashU’s HR Team Celebrates Earth Day with Local Cleanup

Group of HR employees gathered after picking up litter
From left to right (back row): Robert Garr (utilizing his personal reacher grabber tool), Francisco Orea Retif, Amanda Marling, Nikki Koehnemann and Caralee Lynch. Front row: Serena Carvajal, Peggy Heck and Nichole Walker. Photo credit: Dana Mays

This Earth Day, the Office of Human Resources at WashU took a stand for a cleaner, greener neighborhood. An enthusiastic group of HR employees volunteered their time for a local Earth Day cleanup initiative demonstrating their dedication to sustainability and supporting the local neighborhood.

Equipped with gloves, trash bags and a shared passion for environmental stewardship, the HR team divided into pairs and tackled a block on all four sides of their building, the Link in the Loop. In just one hour, they filled multiple garbage bags with litter.

This impactful initiative supported WashU’s larger commitment to sustainability and being “In St. Louis, for St. Louis“. The event concluded with a chance for the team to reconnect and enjoy some healthy snacks, solidifying their team spirit and fostering a sense of community within HR.

Special thanks to Nichole Walker, Amanda Marling and Caralee Lynch, members of the HR Sustainability Committee, for organizing this rewarding and fun activity!