April 19, 2011
TSPMG Staff Volunteer for the 2011 Corporate Green Day Challenge
TSPMG physicians and employees from across the Georgia Region honored Earth Day on Saturday, April 16 by participating in the Corporate Green Day Challenge.
Working in partnership with Trees Atlanta, staff helped clear old railroad tracks that now serve as a walking trail in the Reynoldstown neighborhood. The path is one of the system of trails along the Atlanta BeltLine.
“Last year, Kaiser Permanente marked our 25th year in Georgia with a legacy gift to help fund a two and a half mile trail along the Atlanta BeltLine,” explained Rob Schreiner, MD, TSPMG executive medical director, who spent the morning shoveling dirt and debris from around old railroad ties. “We wanted to continue our work with the BeltLine. So this year, our employees are working in partnership with Trees Atlanta to clean up and improve an existing walking trail on the BeltLine.”
Kaiser Permanente has partnered with EarthShare of Georgia in presenting Earth Day events since 2005, and KP employees and physicians have pledged their financial support and time to EarthShare since 2004.
Presented by Kaiser Permanente, the Corporate Green Day Challenge allows employers in both the public and private sector to show their true colors by volunteering in the community and help improve the environment.