Spring has sprung! In honor of Earth Day, we’re inviting local businesses in Howard County, Maryland to positively impact the environment by joining us for a 20-minute spring cleaning of our community on Thursday, April 20.
“Vectorworks software helps designers create beautiful, sustainable buildings, gardens, grounds, campuses, communities, and more. As part of our company’s mission to transform the world through great design, we believe in taking care of our surroundings to ensure that they are sustained for the years to come,” says Tania Salgado-Nealous, vice president of human resources and operations at Vectorworks. “Earth Day is a great time to bring people together through the preservation of our environment, and that’s why we wanted to reach out to other businesses nearby, so we could work together for the betterment of the community.”
As an added bonus, after the cleanup volunteers can grab a discounted lunch at Abby’s Market Café, located at 7160 Riverwood Drive in Columbia, Maryland. On April 20, Abby’s offering a 20 percent discount on their sandwiches, wraps, and salads (excludes protein add-ons) to volunteers who present the voucher that we are giving out.
The cleanup will take place at 11:00 a.m. Volunteers in the area are welcome to join us at that time outside the main Vectorworks entrance at 7150 Riverwood Drive in Columbia, Maryland or coordinate a cleanup at a location of their choice. We advise volunteers to wear comfortable, brightly-colored clothing and bring trash bags and garden gloves.
Ready to roll up your sleeves? RSVP by contacting Vectorworks Operations Coordinator Chelbee Johnson at [email protected]. Johnson will also help organize groups for cleanups in other locations and issue electronic vouchers for the Abby’s discount.
Finally, be sure to share photos of your volunteer efforts with @Vectorworks on Twitter, and we’ll send them to the Howard County Government’s Office of Environmental Sustainability’s LiveGreenHoward initiative, who spearheaded the #20minutecleanup.