Results of the Earth Day Challenge 2015

Every year, to recognize Earth Day we challenge Washington companies, schools, community groups and individuals to make a change, raise funds and volunteer for premier conservation charities.

We would like to thank everyone who made the 2015 Earth Day Challenge a success, especially our sponsors  Lane Powell, ZymoGenetics, Peterson Sullivan, Mithun, Classic Accessories, Virginia Mason and Puget Sound Energy. We would also like to thank Denis Hayes, Organizer of the very first Earth Day, who served as our Honorary Chair

We are happy to announce that in two short weeks we raised almost $7000 from individual donors for our 35 participating environmental charities and logged nearly 350 volunteer hours for conservation.

We also had 51 people (well 49 people and 2 dogs) make Earth Day Pledges to do their share (see for inspiration on what you might want to tackle in 2015).

While the groups working on Climate Change and Energy, Environmental Education, Parks and Land Conservation, Human Health/Children's Health, Water Issues and Wildlife Protection who receive funding from the Challenge  were the real winners we want to hand out some awards for those teams taking part:

Overall Value to the environment

(Volunteer hours @ $10 per hour + donations)

  1. Mithun

  2. University of Washington Combined Fund Drive

  3. Lane Powell

  4. Callison

  5. Adobe

Top volunteer teams

  1. UW Combined Fund Drive

  2. Adobe

  3. Mithun

  4. Accenture

  5. Ross Strategic

Top givers

  1. Mithun

  2. Lane Powell

  3. Callison          

  4. UW Combined Fund Drive

  5. Puget Sound Energy

We also want to thank our community partner Bellevue Parks and Community Services and welcome our teams new to the Earth Day Challenge: Adobe, Accenture, Ross Strategic, ZymoGenetics, the HDR Washington Green Team, Puget Sound Energy, Callison, Alloy Design Group, the City of Seattle.

Prizes and incentives were provided by Chaco Canyon Organic Café, The Herbfarm, Ivar's Inc., REI, Hyatt Bellevue, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle, Ray's Boathouse Café & Catering and Alchemy Goods.

We look forward to an even bigger event next year so make sure The Earth Day Challenge is part of your Earth Day 2016 celebration.



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