East Hartford, CT— In recognition of the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, the employees of BioSafe Systems planted an October Glory Red Maple Tree outside our headquarters, one of the Arbor Day Foundation’s choice trees listed on their guide. It’s a small, local act that allows us to reconnect with the bigger picture and contribute to the global mission. The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit, conservation, and education organization comprised of a million members, donors, and partners who support programs that make our world greener and healthier. BioSafe Systems’ product development manager, Patrick Clark said, “It was a wonderfully grounding experience to step away from typical work activities, put your hands in the dirt, plant a tree, and exercise one of our company’s core tenets; environmental stewardship.”
We chose the regal maple tree to reflect the values we cherish as a company, as a country, and within the families we employ: strength, endurance, and balance. On average, a single tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year and helps our environment by reducing the effects of climate change, detoxifying poisonous gasses, and balancing atmospheric temperatures. As a company that puts sustainability at its forefront, participating in Arbor Day reinforces the interconnectivity between the work we do, and the communities we serve on the planet we share.
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