After asking employees what they wanted this year’s Earth Day theme to be, the sustainability team has focused their efforts around extremes–extreme weather, extreme living conditions, extreme environments, and extreme wildlife–plunging into the farthest and darkest corners of the earth to bring forth people, plants, and animals surviving and even thriving in extreme conditions.
Building on successful years past, the team designed a week-long plan to educate, raise awareness, and increase employee engagement. In addition to Earth Day activities hosted in New York and London, offices around the world are holding regional activities. Employees are participating in volunteer activities, hearing from speakers on the extreme theme and competing against colleagues in a scavenger hunt through Bloomberg News archives.
Additionally, the New York office featured an interactive art installation last week by Manuel Mansylla who brings environmental issues to life through multi-sensory exhibits. A large-scale installation on the main floor immersed employees and guests in extreme experiences through the use of wall-size screens, sounds, smells, and even temperatures.
To learn more about Bloomberg’s sustainability program visit: www.bloomberg.com/bsustainable.
Lee Ballin is with Bloomberg’s sustainability team