To celebrate during our annual Environmental Awareness Week (EAW), CannonDesign hosted its first firm-wide sustainability competition. Teams of 6-10 people tracked points for their sustainable practices like taking public transit to work, composting, recycling, using re-usable containers, and minimizing printing.
The competition lasted for one month and continued through the end of EAW. It was an opportunity for every CannonDesigner to be more sustainable while gaining points for their teams. 53 teams participated, representing more than 400 people across 14 offices.
The winning team, the Earthwormz from the Boston office, scored a total of 1,676 points over the four weeks and was awarded – in addition to bragging rights – individual desk plants for each of their eight team members. Overall, the competition was a great success, and everyone is looking forward to next year!
And best yet, since 2011, we’ve used the event as an opportunity to donate more than $125,000 to non-profit organizations dedicated to environmental causes.