Thank you to the Living Planet @ Work community for supporting our Arctic Home!
Thanks to you, our Arctic Home campaign was a huge success! Through Living Planet @ Work, we’ve tallied close to $15,000 from corporate donations, employee matches, 50/50 raffles, dress downs days, bake sales and one awesome (but very cold) employee polar dip! With the support of matching donations from Coca-Cola, we are pleased to announce that the Living Planet @ Work community has helped to contribute almost $30, 000 in support of WWF’s Arctic conservation work!
Below are some highlights from companies and employees who supported the campaign:
Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Inc.
The Fairmont Toronto Head Office and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise together raised $605 dollars during their National Sweater Day events. They turned down the heat, wore their favourite sweaters, held raffles and donated all proceeds to WWF’s Arctic Home campaign.
HSBC Bank Canada
One of HSBC’s climate champions and his team in the Vancouver office raised $510 through various employee fundraising activities. That’s over $1000 to protect the home of the polar bear and continued work in the Last Ice Area.
Hydro One Inc.
Local Hydro One green teams organized fun and interactive events over the past couple of months, which incorporated fundraising elements too. One was a “Meal in a Bowl lunch” held at Hydro One’s Barrie office. For a small donation, employees were given a delicious lunch and the opportunity to give back to the planet!
RSA Canada Group
RSA’s offices nationwide, hosted a dress down day that altogether raised $4251 for Arctic Home. With a matching contribution, that’s just over $8500 to help us secure the best future for our Arctic ecosystem.
Woodstock Quality Hotel
Led by Living Planet @ Work champion Jason Pye, the company’s Arctic Home efforts included a donation change bin at the hotel front desk, fundraising drives and a 50/50 draw at the staff party which raised a total of $545!
Staff supported National Sweater Day in a big way this year with participation from 30 properties. After hearing about the opportunity to double their, the organization supported the campaign with a generous $2500 corporate gift.
We’d also like to give a special shout out to recognize The Carbon Neutral Shredding Company for their support, OLG’s Point Edward Casino site whose employees raised over $1500 for WWF through their employee polar dip, and all those who made individual donations.
With the collective effort of workplace green champions, community groups and individuals, the Arctic Home campaign in Canada raised more than $420,000 to be matched!
Your support helps us…
– Provide funding for polar bear population surveys led by local governments across the Canadian Arctic, to improve and update data.
– Commission more accurate and detailed models of sea ice conditions, to better understand where and when the ice is likely to be in the future.
– Organize a meeting with scientists and Inuit leaders in Iqaluit to share key research results and help shape the future of the Last Ice Area.
We can’t thank you enough for your generosity and for believing in the work that we do.
Are you inspired by these employee fundraising efforts to help protect our planet? If you care about conservation and want to engage your colleagues in making an impact to WWF’s projects, sign up to Living Planet @ Work. If you're already a Champion, let's work together to organize your WWF fundraiser! E-mail us at LivingPlanetAtWork@wwfcanada.org