The employees of Hurricane gathered around a candlelit table with a 16 pound steaming turkey, kale mashed potatoes, gluten free stuffing, pumpkin pie, apple pie, and chocolate mousse. It was an evening to recognize our fellow colleagues under one roof – and what better place to celebrate it than under the roof of our warehouse! Twenty-six people enjoyed the evening playing foosball and going back for second helpings while our resident dog, Mia, happily lapped up fallen crumbs. Gatherings like these are rare, but cherished. There’s never a day in the office here where a laugh isn’t shared and high-fives aren’t given.
We feel especially blessed that we are able to salvage many items that can help others who are less fortunate. Between the employees’ contributions and clean items that come in, we donated four bulging bags of sleeping backs, sheets, towels, shoes, jackets, and warm clothes. The bags were brought to the Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy and the San Rafael Salvation Army to be distributed to Marin’s homeless population for the winter months.
Thank you to our loyal employees, customers, suppliers, and business contacts. And to our family and friends who get to experience the tailwinds after hours!
Did you know:
- Recycling one aluminum can saves an amount of energy equivalent to half that can filled with gasoline?
- Every Sunday, more than 500,000 trees are used to produce the 88% of newspapers that are never recycled?
- North Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour?
The local nonprofit group Sustainable Fairfax does! They are spreading the word of responsible consumerism when it comes to trash. And they are doing it by getting the public to ‘trash talk’ – like last week’s event: Trash Talk: Panel & Discussion.
Hurricane Hauling & Demolition, Inc. was there to support the movement and educate listeners about Deconstruction, the eco-friendly version of demolition, and the benefits of re-purposing materials. Not only do we practice zero-waste on our job sites but also in the office. Click here to learn more about our Sustainability practices or our Deconstruction service.
Attendees included Moderator Pam Hartwell-Herrero, Mayor of Fairfax, and Panelists Kim Scheibly, Outreach and Communications Coordinator for Marin Sanitary District; Andy Peri, Founding Member of Green Sangha and Rethink Plastics; Rebecca Burgess, Founder of the Fibershed and Author of Harvesting Color; Carrie Bachelder, Owner of The Away Station in Fairfax. The zero waste movement seeks to minimize the common, yet needless, practice of waste disposal in our dumps, landfills, and incinerators by changing the practices and policies of government, producers and individual households. Thanks to the collaboration of Sustainable Fairfax and the Marin Sanitation Service, the residents and businesses of Fairfax will reduce waste, reuse as much as possible, and recycle what’s left. Read more information about Sustainable Fairfax’s Zero Waste initiative.