Florida Comcast employees on both sides of the state picked up trash from their local beaches recently in celebration of International Coastal Cleanup Day – the world’s largest single-day volunteer event committed to reducing marine debris.
Beautifying the Palm Beaches
On the east coast, more than two dozen volunteers spent two hours removing various plastics, metals and other harmful debris from Palm Beach.
The event was organized in partnership with Friends of Palm Beach – a nonprofit organization focused on removing harmful trash from the beaches and educating surrounding communities on the effects of debris on marine ecosystem.
“This past Saturday was an incredible opportunity to partner with a local non-profit, Friends of Palm Beach, and partake in the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Day! The beaches of Palm Beach County are at the very core of our tourism industry and an integral part of our community, so serving in this capacity by cleaning and removing harmful debris from becoming ingested by animals and marine life was just one way for our employees to Team UP, engage and give back to our environment,” said Rachael Bonlarron, Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. “We were able to really make a difference!”
Refreshing the Naples Shoreline
Comcast volunteers helped collect 205 pounds of trash from Vanderbilt Beach in Naples. The crew of more than 60 people partnered with the Healthy Earth Organization – a nonprofit that empowers southwest Floridians to better understand and act on critical environmental issues – to organize the event.
These volunteer events were organized through Team UP, Comcast’s employee engagement initiative.
To learn more about Comcast’s commitment to creating a future of unlimited possibilities, visit Corporate.Comcast.com/impact/project-up.