In the beginning of April we posted a blog about Earth Month and we talked about our Green Team, and some of our AMS Volunteers planning to participate in Earth Day events. Earth Day came, and AMS Volunteers were out on the trails, cleaning up and doing their best to respect the environment. We promised to let the readers know how we did, and here we are proudly saying Thank You to the AMS Volunteers – we did it beautifully!!
There were three cleanups for which volunteers could sign on and participate. One was the Towsley Canyon Cleanup in Newhall, CA; the second was at the Quartz Hill Reservoir Cleanup, which is in the LA area; and the third was in Stevens, PA, called the Middle Creek Wildlife Cleanup.
Here below is our report from the Green Team’s Samantha Hicks:
Towsley Canyon Cleanup
6 employees- (12 Hours)
1 minor Volunteer – (2 hours)
“What I would love to highlight about this cleanup, is that this is a popular hiking trail, so locals saw how AMS was out there making a difference. It is also a good reminder to hikers the keep their trash with them for a proper waste bin, and the effect that they have on others when they throw their trash on the trail.”
Quartz Hill Cleanup
2 employees- (4 Hours)
3 Community Volunteers – (6 Hours)
6 minors Volunteers – (12 hours)
“What I would love to highlight about this cleanup, is that the community volunteers found AMS Cleanup on Earthday.org Great Global Cleanup! AMS was the only registered cleanup in Antelope Valley. AMS really did have an impact on our community, not only by cleaning it up, but by inspiring locals in our community to also make a difference on Earth Day. We cleaned up everything from broken glass and plastic to containers of oil, which I properly dumped the oil at the local recycling center. My entire truck bed was filled to the top!”
PA and DE Earth Day
Our PA and DE volunteers ran into a weather issue. They were rained-out of the Middle Creek Wildlife Cleanup, but according to Samantha they still did their Earth Day celebration indoors.
“Though I do not have an official headcount, our PA and DE volunteers inspired employees to make the most of the rainy day and to make their difference indoors by planting seeds and recycling items in their house. No rainy day stops us from making a difference!”
April is an important month for us in our environmental focus, and AMS employees support the company’s efforts by volunteering for Earth Day events. The following is from Samantha:
“Earth Day 2023! AMS registered with The Great Global Cleanup. Employees, friends, and family volunteers cleaned up Quartz Hill, CA, open Joshua tree land- blossomed with wildflowers, Towsley Canyon trails- fresh water streams, and PA and DE volunteers planted indoor herbs, vegetables & recycled due to the storm. Feels good to be with people making a difference in our community. Shout out to the 13 million volunteers in 187 countries who participated in 2023 Great Global Cleanup.”
Thank You to the AMS Green Team for staying at it and recognizing that you DO make a difference. AMS is a B Corporation and AMS is also a lot of wonderful employees who Volunteer!! Thank You!!
Here below are some photos of our volunteers at work!