Applied Materials Austin Celebrates Earth Day
As part of Applied Materials’ month-long EarthWorks program celebrating Earth Day, employees in Austin joined with their family members to support Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) by participating in the environmental nonprofit organization’s annual Clean Sweep event. This year’s KAB Clean Sweep included more than 4,000 volunteers city-wide, who completed many tasks aimed up cleaning and beautifying the City of Austin.
Applied Materials employees and their families participated in a clean-up of Martin Middle School, located in Southeast Austin, where approximately 50 total volunteers from the company and others in the city spent the morning collecting trash and beautifying the grounds at the school, as well as an adjacent park. In all, approximately 20 large bags of trash were collected during the two-hour event. Afterward, the school grounds and park were in much better shape and looked much more appealing, with all of the trash and litter removed.
It is important to get involved in the communities in which we live and to show our children that serving is important to being a responsible citizen. At the end of the day, everyone feels better about the improvement(s) that are made and their part in supporting the effort.