Doing Our Part to Make the World a Better Place
The it Crowd team is passionate about doing our part to make the world a better, happier place. This includes practicing eco-friendly habits every day. We recently launched our “Doing Good” initiative, in which we work together to give back to the community. Every month, our team chooses a new non-profit or volunteer opportunity to support. In March, we focused our efforts on picking up trash in and around our neighborhoods with the goal of helping to clean up the environment.
Now more than ever, it’s essential to take better care of the environment. The Earth is our home, after all! Living a more eco-conscious life is easier than you might think. It’s all about implementing small yet impactful changes into your daily routine. This can be as simple as drinking from a refillable water bottle, walking or biking instead of driving when possible, and shopping from second-hand thrift stores!
Check out what a few of The it Crowd team members had to say about the experience below.
“Keeping our community clean is something I feel very passionate about. As an avid user of the “Don’t Mess With Texas – Report a Litterer” app, this ‘Doing Good’ venture for me was very rewarding! I would walk around my neighborhood, more specifically by the church down the street that has a huge field next to it, and pick up any trash I saw along the way. It was also a good excuse to take my dog on a walk and enjoy the outdoors a little. Littering is something that is very easily ignored, I am guilty of it as well, I think as a whole we can do better by just taking a small amount of time to pick up any trash we see and make sure it gets recycled property. This ‘Doing Good’ assignment opened my eyes to that – that just a little bit of effort can go a long way.” – Hope Schoen, Creative Director
“This exercise helped me realize just how important we are as individuals when it comes to cleaning up our planet. A lot of people assume it’s too late or their effort won’t make a lasting effect. That is wrong. I now make the choice to pick up litter wherever and whenever I see it. I was shocked when I realized just how much trash is lying around because we so easily shut it out on a day-to-day basis. It only takes a second to make a difference, and just taking the time to do so significantly helps our goal of a cleaner earth. No effort is too small.” – Micah Mathews, Content Manager
“I realized how de-sensitized I have become to just seeing trash everywhere! I went on my usual running route and picked up trash and was shocked at how much there was. It didn’t take a long time on my end and made a huge difference along this path. It also got me active outside which was a bonus for me!” – Kelsee McGee, Account Manager