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

FirstService Residential: Volunteers Needed for Potomac Watershed Clean Up Day – 3 Locations

FirstService Residential in the Metro DC area will be participating in the Potomac Watershed Clean Up Day, once again, this year. Last year, more than 30 volunteers worked together to collect 40+ bags of trash. The event, coordinated through the Ferguson Foundation and promoted by WMCCAI, will be held on April 13, from 9 am to 1 pm.

This year, we are expanding our reach and hosting MULTIPLE clean up locations in Northern Virginia! In an effort to best organize this event, we need to know how many volunteers to expect for each location.

Four Mile Run Park- Clean Up

3100 S Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22032

Site Leader: Jasmine Rose

Occoquan Regional Park- Clean Up

9571 Ox Road, Lorton, VA 22079

Site Leader: Celeste Jones

Grosvenor Park Clean Up

10201 Grosvenor Pl

North Bethesda, MD 20852

Site leader: Jeff Stepp

If you wish to be part of this exciting day, please email crystal.coats@fsresidential.com!

FirstService Residential: Join Us for the Adopt A Highway -Texas Trash-off

We worked with TXDOT to adopt a two-mile stretch of highway on the south side of San Antonio. Since adopting our highway, we participated in the “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off” event. The “Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-off”  is the single largest one-day cleanup event in the state and serves as Texas’ signature event for the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program. We have committed to clean our little piece of Texas 4 times a year:)! Volunteers needed! Our next pick up is going to be April 7th, 12-2pm to clean up a two mile section on 1604 starting at FM 3499 and moving east towards IH 37. We usually meet at the Southside Baptist Church along 1604 at 2010 Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78264. Please contact the event organizer with any questions!

American Pool Enterprises: Beautifying Maryland Roadways through Adopt-A-Highway Program

On a steamy summer afternoon, a team of seven volunteers from American Pool’s corporate office took to the streets as part of a shared commitment to #FirstServeOthers.

Together, the team collected 13 bags of trash consisting largely of plastic bottles, fast food waste and cigarette butts. The effort was hampered by Mother Nature, thanks to a heat index of more than 100 degrees and unseasonably high humidity making working conditions difficult. By the time the team was finished cleaning two miles of roadway, each was soaked to the skin but energized by a successful day of giving back.

American Pool Enterprises chose Adopt-A-Highway because the team cares deeply about the environment around them and the program is scalable, allowing numerous volunteers to come together at one time. In addition to the community service aspect, there are also teambuilding benefits as well. American Pool has committed to four highway clean up days a year — doing its part to keep roadways clean and free of waste.

From left Rick Naden, Anaya Oderinde, Marieda Oderinde and Kasey Simon. Not pictured, Sean Campbell, Brooks Wunder, and Scott Small.

   

FirstService Residential: Teambuilding and Community Service Go Hand-in-Hand

Seeking a teambuilding activity that also contributed to the greater good, the Chicago office at FirstService Residential joined together on August 3rd for its second annual beach clean up. A team of 50 company volunteers donned their gloves and set out to clean up trash and other debris along Oak Street Beach.

The effort supported the mission of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Participating in the event is more than just picking up trash – volunteers get to become conservation biologists for the day, and are tasked with recording data of what and how much is collected. This data is entered data into a publicly-accessible online Adopt-A-Beach system database and shared with local beach health and city officials who use the information to make lake and beach improvements. More than 52 pounds of trash was collected.

According to FirstService Residential Illinois President Asa Sherwood, this is an event associates look forward to every year. Getting to enjoy a gorgeous summer day while doing something positive for the community and environment is a win for all involved.

Volunteers sign in and receive training on how to properly document trash and debris collected for the Alliance for the Great Lakes’ online database