It's World Environment Day!
Did you know? Today is World Environment Day, the United Nations' most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our planet! The initiative began in 1974, and has evolved into a global platform for public outreach that is celebrated in more than 100 countries.
The UN encourages all people to proactively do something to help care for the Earth and/or initiate positive change on World Environment Day. This is easy for us at WECC, since we live our mission—to “champion and deliver innovative energy initiatives that produce enduring economic and environmental benefits for all”—each and every day!
We strive to achieve our mission through the work we do for our clients, but are also committed to improving the sustainability of our own business practices—and that of our headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin—by purchasing environmentally-responsible products, minimizing energy and water use, and reducing waste. Learn more about our corporate sustainability plan, how we achieved a net zero carbon footprint, and some of the specific initiatives we engaged in to get there.
We unveiled our new mission and vision statements, as well as our nine values, to our employees back in February to refocus and reignite our passion for what we do on a daily basis. Ever since, our team members have been more inspired than ever by the influential work we do here at WECC. Nothing can stand in the way of our vision, and how crucial our role is in making it happen!
We also identified nine values that define how we operate at WECC. We’re excited to share these values with our clients, partners, and friends, and look forward to demonstrating them on a daily basis, both internally and externally.
We consider ourselves lucky to contribute to the preservation of something as valuable and precious as our beautiful planet. Our services span energy efficiency programs, financing, training, and more. What will you do for World Environment Day? Whatever you do, make it a great one!