Earth Month is one of our favorite times of the year here at Bridge Partners. As our business grows, so do our social initiatives.
Last year we shared our company commitments to sustainability, such as being net-zero carbon certified by 2025, zero-waste certified by 2025, and contributing to environmental justice causes. Since then, we’ve also started our formal emissions reduction initiative with global carbon disclosure reporting annually.
And we’re not stopping with just us! One of our most important offerings includes the formalization of our sustainability solution, where we help some of the nation’s biggest brands strategize and undertake bold sustainability initiatives which broaden environmental support exponentially.
These are just some of the ways our company strives to be a force for positive environmental impact. But our commitment goes beyond ESG goals and solutions: it’s embedded into our culture and core values. Check out some of the many ways we celebrate Earth Month from a company level to a personal level.
Gamified Learning and Engagement
During Earth Month, our remote workforce participates in a firm-wide game called the Bridge Partners Sustainability Eco-Adventure. Using gamification software, our employees created a highly collaborative effort that provides colleagues the chance to come together on a cause that is near and dear to our company’s culture and do a little good for the world.
A different topic is covered each week during the four-week game. Employees compete for enticing prizes by participating in a wide range of tasks, like picking up trash outside for an hour or learning about carbon offsets. The tasks are designed to empower, enrich, and engage employees in understanding that their individual contributions can have a significant impact.
Invest in their future
We worked with our investment partners to offer employees an ESG 401K, to allow for investing that aligns with their values.
Gifts that keep on giving
Whenever we can, we give employees recognition and thanks through sustainable gifts. These have included sustainable contributions like planting a tree in their honor with One Tree Planted or giving them sustainable gift boxes with household and office items that are reusable and sustainable, reflecting the company’s values.
Make work fun
We also make sure that our employees have a culture that supports having a little fun! “People and culture” are often cited as the top reasons people love working at Bridge Partners so we’re always looking for ways to bring our remote-first workforce together, whether it be official events or activities or simply using fun Teams backgrounds or contributing to a playlist.
Our People’s Efforts
We often say that while each person can’t do everything, everyone can do something. See how our employees are making a difference in their own lives.
“I have not owned a car since 2010, relied on a Vespa until 2017, and now rely on my feet and public transport to get me where I need to be…thankful for living in a city with mass transit options & working for a company offering workplace flexibility
— Anna Loewin, Sr. Consultant
“We had a green lawn when we moved in, requiring frequent watering. Our community is in a high-plain desert with frequent drought conditions, so we converted the yard to drought-tolerant perennials and shrubs.”
— Renee Getter, Sr. Consultant
“I choose to follow a mostly plant-based diet (although I do cheat from time to time!). In reality, whatever choices we make in our individual lives, no matter how big or small, make an impact. Every little bit helps. It’s more important to have many people moving towards a sustainable lifestyle imperfectly than to have a few individuals doing so perfectly.”
— Catherine Martini, Sr. Consultant
Reduce, reuse, recycle
“I stopped buying bottled water and finally bought re-usable plastic bags for food.”
— Kay L., Sr. Consultant
“We as a family work hard toward taking sustainable actions at home, a few examples: Reuse and Recycle — even hard to recycle items like foam, batteries, or plastic, pay for wind-sourced electricity (through Xcel), use reusable bags, straws, water bottles, covers & containers, and much more.”
— Renee Getter, Sr. Consultant
“We recycle, compost, and purchase green goods when possible. Simple actions can make a difference like turning off lights when not needed, driving less, using less water, and picking up trash when you see it.”
— Brian Senefelder, Practice Leader
“A few ways I try to be personally sustainable: I use reusable silicone bags and glass storage instead of single-use plastic bags, I use a reusable water bottle and opt to avoid plastic water bottles, I upcycle things around my house when I can with DYI craft projects.”
— Sierra Harden, Consultant
“I recently downsized to a micro-space, saving energy and time cleaning! And live by the no need, no buy mantra. I look at what I have and buy when only needed…handy mantra when living in a micro-space!”
— Anna Loewin, Sr. Consultant
“Sustainability and ethics inform the majority of purchases I make. I try to purchase secondhand items whenever possible, and for new items, I try to find brands with strong environmental and fair labor credentials.”
— Lexie Carr, Manager
“Every weekend my partner and I buy our fruits, veggies, and certain meats from the local farmers’ market. Everything is organically grown and comes from small sustainable operations.”
— Jarred Tibbetts, Consultant
How Are You Celebrating Earth Month?
Together, we can help build a sustainable future. But the journey doesn’t end after Earth Month. Ask yourself, how are you contributing and celebrating our Earth today – and every day?
READY TO GROW YOUR CAREER?
Bridge Partners delivers real results for the world’s largest tech and cloud companies — but our work starts with a commitment to each other and our communities. Our flexible, people-centered modern workplace attracts purpose-driven professionals looking for work that integrates with their lives while making a recognizable impact for top-tier clients. As a respected collaborator in the tech industry for 15 years, we win by developing consultants who care — about our work, our clients, our communities, and each other. Whether we’re meeting in person or across time zones, people make our workplace. And our workplace helps make our work better.