Domtar EarthChoice Ambassadors in Action
Employees in Jesup, Georgia, partnered with first-grade teacher Kristyn May and James E. Bacon Elementary (JEB) to develop an outdoor classroom for the school’s garden project. The space is part of JEB’s Georgia Shape Grant initiatives promoting good nutrition and physical activity.
“The opportunity to work with a local school to build an outdoor classroom was a great fit to support Domtar’s sustainability and EarthChoice® programs. We love when we can support the kids in ways that nurture the environment and promote great health,” said Jesup's Kim Sumner, director of operations and development.
In May 2018, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and more than 100 Domtar Home Delivery Incontinence Supplies’ employees and family members contributed more than 300 hours of service revitalizing Kirkwood Park in Olivette, Missouri, by weeding, mulching and clearing out invasive, overgrown honeysuckle.
In June 2018, with the help of SCA, 60 Domtar employees, families and friends, from the Dryden, Ontario, community, pitched in to make a local park a safe and welcoming community space. The relatively small park, nestled next to the local high school, once a neighborhood gathering place, had seen better days prior to local budget cuts. By the end of the day, all areas of the park were visible through the tree line. Local residents were pleased to see the improvements.
Domtar has partnered with the SCA in the United States and Canada since 2012, serving as a national supporter with financial contributions and as a local contributor through a series of community projects like the community service projects in Olivette and Dryden.