Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: SPI Adopts Block in Front of its DC Headquarters in Honor of Earth Day 2015
SPI took the adage “Think Globally, Act Locally” to heart this Earth Day by adopting the block where its DC headquarters are located as part of Washington DC’s Clean City Initiative.
After moving its Washington offices to 1425 K St. NW, located in the heart of downtown DC near the White House and National Mall, SPI decided to put its money where its mouth is: under the Adopt-A-Block Program, SPI will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the north side of K Street NW, between 14th and 15th streets.
Taking part in Washington’s effort to curtail pollution emphasizes SPI’s desire to operate as a national trade association that’s invested in the community,” said William R. Carteaux, SPI president and CEO. “We advocate for responsible management of resources while minimizing the environmental impact—and that starts with our block. Through this program, SPI will collect trash and ensure that what’s suitable for recycling is appropriately separated and recycled.”
As part of its commitment to the Adopt-A-Block Program, SPI will be responsible for conducting a quarterly clean-up day complemented by weekly litter pickups throughout the next two years. The city encourages residents and businesses to become active in neighborhood beautification programs to improve the quality of life in Washington and to work toward discouraging unwanted, illegal activity.
“Teamwork between government and citizens is key,” said Wilson Reynolds, director of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of the Clean City. “By involving residents in each community, we can maintain a beautiful living and business environment. We believe that success begins with one citizen and one community deciding to make a difference, and we welcome SPI to our family of sponsors.”
“It’s a privilege to work in a city that takes pride in its appearance and encourages participation among the business and residential communities in maintaining a healthy, livable environment,” Carteaux added. “We recognize that a corporate-government partnership is critical to this effort, therefore we’re proud to enter a relationship with Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of the Clean City to contribute to the appearance of our nation’s capital.”
Additional information on the Adopt-A-Block program may be obtained by consulting the Adopt-A-Block Program Guide or by contacting Washington DC city offices at (202) 724-8967.