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