Daylight Hour 2021

Once again, we are proud to participate in #DaylightHour, a global social media campaign to raise awareness of energy consumption and wellness in the workplace. The concept is simple: On Friday, June 18 from 12-1 local time, turn off the lights in day-lit areas (only where it’s safe to do so!). Participation is easy, whether you are in an office or working remotely: 1) Register your location by completing a short survey. This will help us track participation numbers and calculate our collective impact. 2) Simply turn off lights (only where it’s safe to do so!) in day-lit areas from noon to 1 pm local time. 3) Document your participation with photos and videos tagged on social media with #FirstServeOthers AND #2021DaylightHour. In addition to posting to corporate accounts, encourage your team members to post to their personal accounts also if they are willing. Our goal is to get more than 150 locations signed up across the FirstService organization. Remember, these can be company locations or home offices.   

Planned Companies: Spring Clean-Up Day

Please join the North NJ, South NJ and NY Regions in a clean-up event at Pennington Park. We will start with a box lunch from 12:30 – 1:30 then begin our cleanup which will last until 4 pm.  Social distancing and mast wearing will be required to participate.  

FirstService Residential: Potamac Watershed Clean-Up Day

Please join the FirstService Residential team on Saturday, September 26 from 9am-12pm in cleaning up the Potomac River located at Riverside Park, Fort Hunt, VA 22308.

Gloves, trash bags, trash pickers, masks, and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Please wear your face mask at all times. Also, remember to social distance at least 6 feet from each other and to use hand sanitizer frequently.

LOCATION: Riverside Park

GPS Coordinates: 38.711382, -77.0727163

More info can be found here.  

California Closets: Giving Back to a Local School & Helping the Environment

Back in the spring, West Palm Beach GM Anette Jordan was invited to a fundraiser for a new school in their county of Port Saint Lucie that would be dedicated to children with Autism and related disabilities. Now, the Exceptional Academy for Differently-Abled Learners Inc is a private, non-profit learning center offering a full-time academic educational program for grades 1-6, as well as part-time homeschool enrichment classes for grades K-6.

The school is different than others because of its focus on children’s abilities, instead disabilities. With input from each student’s family, the school’s team of experts tailor a curriculum based on what a child is interested in and the things that he/she is currently successful at. With confidence, grows skills; the teachers work with the children, and their families, to help build their current skills and attain new ones.

This summer, the West Palm Beach team closed one of their older showrooms and opened a brand new one with all new displays. Knowing the school’s needs, Anette rallied her team. They reconfigured several of the displays from their old showroom and installed them at the school – a wonderful and equally “green” effort that also spared the team from discarding all the displays in landfills!

FirstService Residential: 3rd Annual WMCCAI Annual Watershed Clean Up

Associates in the local area will participate in cleaning up a local watershed as part of WMCCAI’s Potomac Watershed Clean-Up day. Organized by Washington Metropolitan Chapter Community Association.

No website as of yet.

The event is open up to associates. Registration will be posted once they have the site up.

April 18, 2020 from 9am-12pm location https://goo.gl/maps/jv2spHWLRV7igMCe7

Contact Information: Crystal Coats crystal.coats@fsresidential.com 703-679-1521

FS Energy: Expertise Highlighted in Recent New York Times Article

In a recent New York Times article highlighting the impact of Local Law 33, which gives midsize and large buildings letter grades based on energy efficiency, Kelly Dougherty, director of energy management for FS Energy, the energy management and advisory subsidiary of FirstService Residential, shared her expertise on this important legislation. Kelly and her team have been preparing clients for this development for several years, providing energy audits and benchmarking reports to client properties to help them understand what improvements should be considered to maximize energy efficiency. 

Earlier this summer, Kelly provided a thoughtful piece on the importance of benchmarking in our Spotlight newsletter.

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Planned Companies: Helping Beautify Local Parks and Beaches as Part of #CleanUpWeek

Planned Companies demonstrated its commitment to Our Environment during a recent series of events in support of #CleanUpWeek. Company volunteers cleaned up parks and beaches to support this important initiative, and experienced a fun team building event at the same time.

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FirstService Residential East: Service Day at Laurino Farms – Volunteers needed!

This year FirstService Residential Eatontown is volunteering at Laurino Farms to help weed and harvest vegetables. All vegetables that are harvested will be used at the JBJ Soul Kitchen, which uses a ‘pay it forward’ model asking diners to contribute either volunteer hours or a donation for their meals. If you would like to volunteer at the farm, please contact Lonnie Martinez. We can accept 20 volunteers – first come first serve.

Remember to: • Wear light clothing in a light color as it gets hot on the farm • Wear old clothes, it can be very dirty • Bring sunscreen, water, hat, gardening gloves

During your service event, we encourage teams to band together by wearing FirstService Residential t-shirts that promote our culture of Service!!!

Place your order between NOW and JULY 15; all t-shirts will arrive prior to August 24. Order here: www.bit.ly/serviceday-tshirt

Paul Davis Restoration: Volunteers Needed for the Huguenot Memorial Park Beach Clean-Up

Huguenot Park is a seaside park in north Jacksonville with camp sites, a playground, picnic areas & fishing. Members of the Paul Davis Corporate Team and Local Office will come together to help keep this park beautiful with a beach clean-up on Saturday, June 22nd from 8am – 10am.

Pillar To Post: Working Together to Clean Up Trash