Celebrating Earth Day with Your Employees

by | Apr 20, 2023 | HR Trends, Workplace Culture

As an HR employee, celebrating Earth Day can be a great way to engage with your colleagues and demonstrate your organization’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Here are some ideas that you can use to celebrate Earth Day at work:

  1. Encourage volunteerism: Encourage employees to volunteer for a local environmental organization or participate in a cleanup activity in their community. This is a great way to give back to the community and promote environmental stewardship. Consider taking a Friday afternoon or Saturday with your coworkers to volunteer somewhere. [1]
  2. Create a green team: Start a green team made up of employees who are passionate about sustainability. This team can plan and implement green initiatives throughout the year. [2]
  3. Organize a cleanup: Host a competition between different departments or teams to see who can come up with the best ideas for reducing waste, conserving energy, or promoting sustainability. This can be a fun and engaging way to get employees involved in environmental initiatives. [3]
  4. Promote sustainable transportation: Encourage employees to carpool, bike, or walk to work by offering incentives such as preferred parking spots or bike racks. If employees do not work remotely, consider letting them work remotely for a few days each week. [4]
  5. Offer environmental initiatives: Provide training for employees on environmental sustainability, including recycling programs, recordkeeping system, or new training courses. This can be done through workshops or online training sessions. [5]

By engaging employees in green initiatives and promoting sustainable practices, you can demonstrate your organization’s commitment to environmental stewardship and inspire others to take action. 

  1. https://blogs.oracle.com/oraclehcm/post/three-ways-hr-leaders-can-lead-the-workforce-on-earth-dayv 
  2. https://www.goodera.com/learn/celebrate-earthday-at-work
  3. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/5-ways-make-earth-day-really-count?gclid=CjwKCAjw8-OhBhB5EiwADyoY1XSSzj_BV3UVcg5fxX3_Fc1GWME0R0O3iQQzqMmpqtFnM0UAD_R1vxoCbJ4QAvD_BwE
  4. https://commutingsolutions.org/what-you-can-do-to-celebrate-earth-day/
  5. https://www.jjkellersafety.com/news-articles/celebrating-earth-day-in-the-workplace