Local employees win $12,500 ALCOA Foundation grant
From Staff Reports
ALCOA Tennessee Operations has won a $12,500 grant from ALCOA Foundation to further environmental education to the area.
In celebration of GreenWorks and ALCOA’s 125th anniversary, ALCOA Foundation held an employee photo contest to recognize and reward volunteers.
Totaling $125,000, 10 winners, including local ALCOA employees, received a $12,500 grant.
GreenWorks is an initiative of the ALCOA Foundation to help reduce the carbon footprint, recycle to save energy and plant trees to replenish the environment.
ALCOA Tennessee Operations employees were part of eight different community service projects during a two-month global volunteering initiative.
More than 100 ALCOA employees volunteered more than 400 hours to these different organizations. One community service project was at the City of Alcoa’s Springbrook Park. ALCOA volunteers planted more than 300 herbaceous plants in a rain garden and mulched three buffer areas along the stream. The goal is to improve water quality and prevent erosion in Pistol Creek.
The community project that won the GreenWorks ALCOA Foundation grant was planting a garden to commemorate Sherrel Buero’s retirement from Tennessee Operations. Several employees volunteered to help beautify the entrance of the North Plant Administration Building.