In honor of Earth Day 2016, Harris & Associates is making a donation to the Earth Day Network, an organization dedicated to advancing the environmental movement worldwide.
Harris has committed to building a sustainable future for the firm, its projects and the A/E/C industry at large. This commitment is embodied in Harris' shared values and 2020 strategic plan. Recently, Harris launched an environmental services practice and a firm-wide initiative to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of 2020.
“Every year, Earth Day is an important reminder of the need to elevate awareness and inspire action for humans to be better stewards of our precious planet. We are at a crossroads where we need to seize opportunities for long-term sustainability," says CEO Lisa Larrabee. "The A/E/C industry in uniquely poised to make a difference. Our work is all about long-term impacts and we need to expand that definition of success to include the environment. With this sentiment, among other environmental initiatives, our donation this year symbolizes Harris’ commitment to a sustainable future.”
About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations.
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to build environmental democracy. We work through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.