Volunteers from AkzoNobel picked up shovels and rakes at our boys campus garden to help kick off a successful growing season and spread the word about sustainability initiatives. Several AkzoNobel employees worked alongside Mercy Home coworkers and resident youth, Michael, tilling soil and planting vegetables and flowers.
AkzoNobel, a global paints and coatings company and producer of specialty chemicals, is committed to sustainability strategies around the world by doing more with less and creating value from fewer resources. Their efforts in the Mercy Home garden reinforced those strategies at the local level.
“If you can grow what you can right here, you’re reducing your carbon footprint and getting to know more about where your food comes from,” said Alison Kalantzis, AkzoNobel’s North American Communications Coordinator. “It’s important to understand the chain of where our things come from and where they go when we’re done with them.”