Improving the Way We Live on Earth Day and Every Day

Apr192013

Applied Materials employees are taking to the streets, the mountains, the parks and the classrooms as part of the Company’s EarthWorks campaign that celebrates Earth Day and encourages employees and their families to learn, explore and get involved this Spring.

Over the next few weeks, we will be planting trees in Alzenau, Germany, enjoying an Earth Day festival in San Jose, California, and participating in cleanup projects at Mount Fuji in Japan and at various historical sites in Korea. “Litter Gitters” will be out in full force in Whitefish, Montana and Austin, Texas employee volunteers will join the “sweep” of the city to remove waste.

We are going dark in Taiwan as employees join the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour and turn off their lights for one hour on the evening of April 20. And we are shining a light on ways for employees to conserve through onsite workshops on home energy efficiency in Santa Clara, California and recycling in China offices.  In Singapore, employees are gearing up for an E-waste Recycling Competition!

As a committed corporate citizen and company focused on environmental and energy solutions, we are stewards of the earth every day of the year, working to build a sustainable future for all.  We believe each of us has a role to play on Earth Day.

I am heading to the beach this Saturday with a trash bag and gloves ready to do my part. What about you?