“We don’t give up easily. ‘No’ doesn’t intimidate us.”
Holly Beale and Drew Wilkinson saw the need for an employee community dedicated to environmental sustainability. So they created one—now with thousands of members around the world.
Coming to Microsoft from the nonprofit sector, I immediately saw that we could be doing way more around environmental sustainability. I saw employees talking about it but not a lot of solutions.
That’s when my coworker Holly and I started a group for employees who are interested in Earth, too. In under a year, we’ve had 3,500 people from all over the world join. Our motto is to be action-focused and urgent. We’ve done lots of different projects, from piloting a zero-waste café for employees to working with a nonprofit that cleans up the ocean by using data recognition.
‘No’ doesn’t intimidate us. Our love for protecting Earth’s resources started as a love for the outdoors. We find ultimate peace outside; it’s something that we love. And you protect what you love. —Drew Wilkinson, from Phoenix, Arizona, speaking about his work with Holly Beale, from Atlanta, Georgia