Employee Events (April 14, 2014)

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FEMA Earth Day, April 22 – Committing to Common Actions 

Earth Day, April 22, is a world-wide day of celebration.  It provides us with an opportunity to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment.  There are several common actions that employees can take to reduce waste, conserve energy and reduce carbon pollution both in the home and work environment. Making simple choices such as recycling, using mass transit, properly disposing of old medication bottles, or even properly disposing of trash, contributes to protecting our environment. 

FEMA’s Sustainability and Environmental Program is challenging you to commit, during the week of April 20-26, to one or more common action that will promote environmental stewardship and advance sustainability in your area of influence.   By going to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website you can make a personal pledge toward sustainability and environmental stewardship in one or more action areas.                                                      


Did you know?*

If you recycle:

You can Power a Laptop for:

10 Aluminum Cans

51.9 hours

10 Glass bottles

20.9 hours

10 Plastic bottles

25.4 hours

10 weekly magazines

2.8 hours

10 Plastic Grocery Bags

3.4 hours

*Facts provided by the EPA

To learn more about how FEMA enhances mission capabilities and readiness by administering the Agency’s sustainability, energy, environmental, and asset management programs, visit the Sustainability Energy Environmental and Asset Management website on the FEMA intranet.

Save the Date! Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2014

Date:                    Thursday April 24, 2014
Time:                   8:30am- 2:00pm
Location:            500 C Street and Department of Education Plaza (outdoors)

Join us on April 24 as we celebrate the 21st annual, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  Since its inception, this initiative has inspired a future generation of girls and boys by bringing them into the workplace to explore the many life choices they have.  This year’s theme is “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.”  FEMA employees with children ages 7-12 in the National Capital Region who are interested in participating in the Washington, DC event are encouraged to register using the link below. If you have problems accessing the registration link please email FEMA-HC-WorkLifePrograms@fema.dhs.gov.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Registration

Highlights of this year’s event include: VTC with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate; display of the MERS vehicle, Urban Search and Rescue teams, tours of the NRCC and McGruff the Crime Dog.

We are working closely with security to streamline the badging process and provide easy access.  In addition to registering your child for the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day employees are asked to submit a photo of their child to accompany the registration form to: fema-hc-worklifeprograms@fema.dhs.gov.  Your child’s picture will be forwarded to the Security Office to begin the badging process.  Pictures can be taken with a cell phone but please make sure the picture includes your name and the child’s name. Please submit photos and documentation to us no later than April 17, 2014 so that we have time to process and make the badges. 

Questions?  Email: FEMA-HC-WorkLifePrograms@fema.dhs.gov

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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