part of the solution
Working towards a greener world
From 21 April to 21 June, Alcoa employees around the world volunteered their time to support local environmental projects as part of Alcoa’s Green Works program.
In Australia approximately 18,000 trees were planted, 15 different community events were held and approximately 320 employees participated. Events included tree planting at the Murray foreshore, repair of 2.5 hectares of degraded jarrah-marri forest at the Buddhist Monastery in Serpentine and the Great South West Walk Clean up.
The 15,000 Alcoans who participated joined colleagues, families, friends and community members and reduced their carbon footprint, recycled to save energy and planted trees to replenish the environment.
Through more than 250 global projects:
75,000 trees were planted;
45,000 pounds of electronics, preventing toxic materials were recycled and saved from entering landfills;
100 workshops about recycling, water conservation and energy efficiency were held; and
50 rivers, parks and recreation areas were rehabilitated.