Santa Monica employee volunteers

Inaugural Employee Volunteering Challenge

Over the past few weeks, Cypress Creek employees across the country participated in a Go Green Challenge, in partnership with EarthShare. This program provided the platform and support for our employees to volunteer and receive recognition for individual sustainability actions. 

Over three weeks employees logged sustainability actions and participated in volunteer activities. We are excited to report the following totals of our sustainability actions. In just three weeks, Cypress Creek employees’ efforts resulted in:

Three week employee volunteer stats

Senior Project Engineer Charlie Humes, who charted the most sustainability actions at the company during the challenge, said, "I have been working in solar for the past 12 years, and I enjoy working towards a more energy efficient and renewable future. A part from our day jobs, we can all do our part to make our world cleaner and healthier.” 

As a part of the challenge, employees were given three hours to volunteer during work hours. In each local office and in remote locations, Cypress Creek Ambassadors were nominated to identify group volunteering activities. Some of the highlights of our challenge include the Santa Monica office beach cleanup and our Sacramento office’s work with Habitat for Humanity and our Research Triangle Park – Durham office's activity with Beyond Fences. 

Sam Hockaday, Senior Vice President for Human Resources, said, “Sustainability is core to who we are as a renewable energy company and we are excited about the opportunity to encourage and support personal actions that are good for our environment and our communities. Partnering with EarthShare has been a great opportunity for our employees in all offices and remote locations to enjoy giving back to the communities in which we live and build solar projects.”

Durham employee volunteers building fences

Our Durham team partnered with Beyond Fences, a non-profit that builds fences for families so that they can unchain their dogs to live happier and healthier lives.

Sacramento employee volunteers at Habitat For Humanity Restore.

Our Sacramento team members built shelves at Habitat for Humanity's retail outlet, Restore.

Asheville employee volunteers creek clean up.

Our Asheville office volunteers met at Carrier Park to help clean out the Moore Branch Creek Trash Trout Boom.