Alcoa's Kawneer Business Launches Environmental
Program to Reduce Carbon Footprint
December 2, 2009
Alcoa's Kawneer business has joined with the Pew Center on Global
Climate Change to launch Make an Impact, an interactive environmental
program designed to help individuals manage their carbon footprint
and reduce energy costs.
According to a company announcement, the Make an Impact program
was initially developed for Alcoa employees and their families.
Kawneer, building on its commitment to provide sustainable solutions,
is inviting community members and customers, including architects,
glaziers and building and construction industry stakeholders throughout
North America, to join them in taking part in the program.
Make an Impact includes an:
- Interactive website with tips, tools and resources on how to
reduce energy bills and live more sustainably;
- Custom-built carbon calculator featuring individual "footprint"
analysis and personalized action planning; and a
- Comprehensive outreach program of localized interactive workshops.
"We often think solutions to climate change and energy costs
can come only from business and government, but everyone needs to
play his or her part," says Eileen Claussen, president of Pew
Center. "Through our partnership with the Alcoa Foundation,
and working with Alcoa's businesses, we are making that possible."
"Climate change is the most critical sustainability issue of
our time and to make a difference we all need to take action - individually
and together," says Glen Morrison, president of Kawneer North
America. "Kawneer is committed to the environment and works
toward making our message, 'Every Day You Make a Choice. Make a
Choice That Counts' a reality. By bringing the Make an Impact
program to our employees, the community, customers and architects,
we are providing the tools to help them manage their environmental
HERE to learn more about the program.
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