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.   

LIV North: Donates Outdated Service Vehicles to Homeless Cars

When 14 of LIV North’s service vehicles commercial lives came to an end the leadership team knew they had a useful purpose for someone.

So the leadership team at LIV North coordinated a donation to Homeless Cars, a Canadian charitable foundation that accepts used vehicles and donates the proceeds of their sale to food banks and local food shelters. 

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Planned Companies: Volunteers Invited to Join Us for NJ Park Clean Up

Please join us as we clean up Pennington Park in Paterson, NJ on October 6th, 2020 as part of National Clean Up Week. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced. Please wear your mask. Rain date: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020.

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.  

Century Fire Protection: Partnering with National Clean Up Day to Host a Local Event

Century Fire Protection in Duluth, GA is teaming up with other organizations around the country for National Clean Up Day. We are partnering with Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful to outfit our employees who volunteer with supplies to tidy up Satellite Boulevard on Friday, September 25th from 11am-1pm.

With programs and company initiatives like this, we can make a meaningful impact on our people, our community and our environment. Century Fire Protection encourages everyone to participate in their own Clean Up Day. Every little bit helps make our world a more beautiful place!

We are inviting our employees to join us on September 25th for 30 minute shifts to pick up litter in our community. All of the employees who sign up to volunteer by September 8th will receive a shirt and lunch! We are looking forward to spending a few hours having fun with our team while making a difference in our world.

Learn more about National Clean Up Day or Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful!

FirstService Corporation: Beautifying our Areas for #CleanUpMonth

FirstService Corporation is participating in National CleanUp Day by encouraging our team members throughout our family of companies to conduct their own cleanup events any time from September 19 – September 27, following safe distancing protocols.  Locations can be anywhere, local parks or neighborhoods, city streets, waterways — anywhere we feel like we can make an impact.  This effort is part of our Social Purpose to #FirstServeOthers in support of #OurEnvironment.

The team in the Toronto office will be conducting its CleanUp Day on Thursday, September 24. Team members will each spend an hour collecting trash, with a goal of disposing of 2,000 pieces of trash. 

 To track our progress, we will be using the Litterati app, which is FREE and available for Apple and Android devices. The Litterati app makes it easy for to track our impact. Want to take the challenge with us? Look for the challenge code FSV2020 and get your family, friends and colleagues to join our effort.

 We recommend that you bring sunscreen, gloves, water and wear a company-branded shirt.

For questions about how to use Litterati, check out their FAQ or watch their short video series.

 

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FirstService Corporation: We’re Going Lights Out for Daylight Hour 2020 – NEW DATE – June 22

Once again, the companies of FirstService are participating in #2020DaylightHour, a social media campaign designed to engage millions of people worldwide on the importance of energy conservation and wellness in work spaces.

On Monday, June 22, 2020, our remote and corporate offices will turn the non-essential lights off in day-lit areas for one hour from noon – 1 p.m. local time. Since the program’s launch in 2014, 2,300 offices with more than 370 million square feet have participated.

We invite you to join us on June 22!  And when you do, feel free to take pictures to post on your favorite social media channels. Be sure to tag them with  #FirstServeOthers  and #2020DaylightHour!

Earth Day – 50th Anniversary

Earth Day is April 22 of every year. April 22, 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day.

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary.

Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.

The world needs you — and your actions — for Earth Day 2020.

There’s so much you can do to help protect and restore our planet, from joining a cleanup or climate strike, to taking part in the world’s largest citizen science initiative, to hosting an event in your own community!

Join a local event or host your own.

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

Earth Month – JUST BUY WHAT YOU NEED Pledge

Whether it’s hoarding essential supplies or reaching for your credit card when you’re feeling low (or bored), there are many reasons why it’s easy to get caught up in over consumption. But the level of waste is huge!

The average person creates over 1,600 lbs. of trash every year.

But you don’t want to be average, do you?

Cut down your waste by making a pledge to only buy what you really need!

Some Tips:

  • take inventory of what you’ve got and make sure your supplies are well organized. Things you ‘think’ you need you may already have

  • challenge yourself to create a meal using ingredients you already have in your pantry or freezer. Google is your friend for recipe inspiration