07 Nov EcoTeam Receives Marine Environmental Award
EcoTeam Receives Marine Environmental Award
POSTED ON 11/07/19
The Thompson Engineering EcoTeam received the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation Marine Environmental Leadership Award at a luncheon held November 6, 2019. The recognition is given to a business or organization whose efforts have resulted in the improvement of marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast region.
The EcoTeam is an employee volunteer group that regularly picks up litter, concentrating on areas near bodies of water. The group also recycles aluminum and plastic trash that it collects.
Some of the group’s 2019 efforts include helping coordinate recycling at the Alabama Coastal Cleanup, which resulted in more than 325 lbs. of litter recycled. The group also participated in recycling efforts at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, which is held on Dauphin Island each July. EcoTeam volunteers make an effort to coordinate a trash pickup at least once a month, and also spearheads in-office recycling efforts.