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In honor of Earth Day 2017, volunteers from BASF spent the day building new community garden beds and planting pollinator plants in the areas surrounding BASF’s corporate headquarters in Florham Park, NJ.
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BASF hosted a panel discussion with representatives from Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), Bayer and ExxonMobil about efforts to conserve and raise awareness for diverse wildlife environments in North America.
May 9, 2017
Claudia West, author and leading voice in ecological landscape design, lectured on how native plant community-based design strategies can help you create a diverse and resilient landscape during your next planting project.
The BASF Livonia site Safety Quality Team is sponsoring a clothing drive for Earth Day to collect gently used, clean clothing, coats, and shoes to benefit the Michigan Disabled American Veterans. By recycling unused items, BASF is helping others in need, and reducing stress on the Earth.
BASF San Diego will be host a beach clean-up event at Del Mar (local beach north of the San Diego site). This will be a collaborative event hosted by the company’s employee resource groups.
BASF Wyandotte employees will celebrate Earth Day by cleaning-up and beautifying Exchange Park, in Wyandotte, Michigan. The park, located behind the BASF site at features a playground, picnic area, basketball court, and soccer field. BASF volunteers will remove litter and debris, spread new mulch, paint, and plant trees.
Discover what it’s like to live in – not just visit – two of the world’s great wildlife parks with Charlie Hamilton James, a photojournalist who specializes in wildlife and conservation. Join him as he recounts his unlikely journey from the Peruvian rainforest to the mountain landscapes of Yellowstone. BASF sponsors the NatGeo LIVE! Exhibit at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. Visit the MPAC website for more information.
Florham Park employees will plant a garden to create a robust environment for bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators.
Employees from BASF Canada’s Brampton, Toronto and Mississauga sites will team up with the Credit Valley Conservation Authority to participate in a joint Greater Toronto Area tree planting event.
On Saturday, April 22, BASF Wyandotte and Southfield employees will join together to conduct earth-friendly, hands-on, household experiments at the Detroit Zoo to celebrate Earth Day. Over 1,000 Detroit Zoo visitors are expected to participate at this event.
Employees at the BASF Freeport site will participate in the Surfside Beach Clean-up, which offers them the opportunity to pick-up trash on a one-mile stretch of Surfside Beach.
Florham Park employees will get outdoors and get dirty planting a community garden. Employees will prepare and plant seedlings in the community garden beds beside the office.
BASF employees will participate in the annual Tarrytown cleanup, an initiative intended to maintain and beautify the Hudson Valley town. As part of this initiative, BASF will also plant trees.
Employees will add new soil, mulch and plant flowers around the site’s campus.
Employees at the Greenville site will sponsor a city block, beautifying the area and planting flowers along the street.
Employees at the Beachwood site will beautify a local city park and the site campus.
BASF’s Chattanooga employees will partner with the local children’s museum to host a “Discovery Day” event for the entire community.
With the help of local scouts, BASF employees will provide trail maintenance for the Benton MacKeye trail in Ocoee, Tennessee.
Employees at the BASF McIntyre site will plant 11 fast growing trees (8 to 10 feet high ball & burlap trees) between the Edgar Plant and the city of McIntyre. The trees will provide many benefits to the environment and community such as noise reduction.
Recently, the monarch butterfly population has declined, in part, because of the loss of habitat, changing weather patterns, and the reduction in milkweed. Monarchs need milkweed for summer forage and larval feeding sites. Reestablishing the plant can positively impact the population, and BASF is committed to helping the process.
This year, several BASF sites will celebrate Earth Day with initiatives focused on increasing the Monarch’s habitat:
Employees at the Palmyra site will plant a milkweed garden at a local park to attract the butterflies.
St. Louis, Missouri
Employees at BASF in St. Joseph will plant their Living Acres Monarch Butterfly habitat, which will include pollinator and milkweed plants.
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (RTP)
The RTP site will host a milkweed seedling giveaway, encouraging employees to plant monarch habitats and share the seedlings with friends, family, and neighbors.
Ames, Iowa - BASF employees in Ames will plant their Living Acres Monarch Butterfly habitat to attract butterflies and encourage biodiversity in the area.
Adopt-a-Highway Roadside Pickup | Palmyra, Missouri
BASF employees at the Palmyra site will participate in a roadside pick-up of their Adopted Highway to clean and beautify the area.
Adopt-a-Highway | Sparks, Georgia
Employees at BASF’s Sparks site will participate in a local Adopt-A-Highway program.
Adopt-a-Highway | Charlotte, North Carolina
Employees based in Charlotte, North Carolina will participate in a roadside pick-up in celebration of Earth Day.
Dedrick Road Adoption | McIntyre, Georgia
In 2015, site employees adopted Dedrick Road in McIntyre, Georgia. In partnership with the city of McIntyre, BASF polices the road quarterly and reports issues back to the city. During a routine clean-up, employees discovered a city water leak, and immediately reported the issue. A crew quickly responded and repaired the equipment, saving the city water.
Ascension Parish, Louisiana, residents have the opportunity to clean out their sheds, garages and closets of material that needs to be disposed of in a proper manner. BASF will once again sponsor the annual Ascension Parish Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day. Employee volunteers will direct parish residents and help unload materials that cannot be disposed of in landfills. Latex and oil-based paints, electronics, automobile tires and more will be accepted and properly disposed of or recycled. Last year, 23 tons of household hazardous materials were collected. Many of these materials, such as paint, are repurposed through non-profit organizations like Habitat for Humanity.
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
BASF Wyandotte marked Earth Day 2016 and its commitment to a sustainable environment with a tree planting. Employees of the site planted five 7-foot evergreen trees along Biddle Avenue in Wyandotte, MI.
In an effort to help boost forest cover, employees from BASF Canada’s Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto sites are teaming up with Credit Valley Conservation to plant 200 trees at a Mississauga park that is in need of reforestation.
In honor of Earth Day 2016, volunteers from BASF and the Community Soup Kitchen and Outreach Center of New Jersey will be spending the day building new community garden beds and planting pollinator plants in the areas surrounding BASF’s corporate headquarters in Florham Park.
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
National Geographic photographer Pete McBride focuses his lenses on watershed issues to raise awareness about freshwater challenges. Visit the Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ website for more information. A limited number of tickets have been reserved for BASF employees, contractors and their families. To request tickets, email Andrea Caravito.
Time: 6:00 p.m. (reception begins); 7:30 p.m. (event begins)
BASF is a gold-level sponsor for the annual Louisiana Earth Day event. In addition to a monetary support, BASF staffed a booth with employee volunteers to educate the public about BASF’s Living Acres research initiative and how the public can contribute to the monarch butterfly habitation efforts.
Time: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
BASF Wyandotte, Southfield and Windsor (Ontario) employees joined together to conduct earth-friendly, hands-on science experiments at the Detroit Zoo to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17. Over 1,000 Detroit Zoo visitors participated in the BASF hands-on experiments during this two-day event.
BASF Florham Park employees repaired the boardwalk and additional structural support system at the Great Swamp National Refuge in Morris County, New Jersey. The team also removed ½ mile of invasive vegetation and repositioned logs along the newly created White Oak trail to make it safer for hikers.