More than 145 Kimberly-Clark Professional Green Patrol volunteers recently fanned out along the North Boulder beach and surrounding desert area at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area to clean up and beautify a one square mile area at America’s first national recreation area.
In addition to the volunteer cleanup effort, 149 Kimberly-Clark Professional employees assembled bicycles in Lake Las Vegas to donate to at-risk youth in Henderson, NV., through Boys & Girls Clubs of America. These efforts are all part of the Green Patrol, which was created to support sustainability initiatives across the United States. The Kimberly-Clark Professional employees were in Lake Las Vegas to attend a companywide meeting.They took time out of a busy schedule to build the bicycles and to help clean up trash and debris left behind by park visitors.
“We believe that individuals working together can have a tremendous impact on the community,” said Richard Thorne, vice president of Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. “We hope that by bringing so many of our employees together in one place at one time that we have helped to sustain and maintain this national treasure.”
To further support both efforts, Kimberly-Clark Professional will donate $5,000 to the National Park Service to support their volunteers’ work in reforestation and other environmental projects and $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The Green Patrol was launched in April 2010, just prior to the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.It brings Kimberly-Clark Professional volunteers into communities to help plant trees, support clean air, aid in cleanup, composting and recycling projects, and other activities that benefit the environment.