KYDEX, LLC Youth Give Back to Environment through Conservation Program
KYDEX, LLC parents and their Eco Ambassador children (from left to right) Mai Yoshimizu, 12, Katsu Yoshimizu, 15, of Danville, PA, USA, Hayley Phelan, 14, of Montoursville, PA, USA, Olivia McCormick, 13, of Seven Valleys, PA, USA, pose in front of one of two sweet gum trees they planted in South Centre Township’s Columbia Park, Bloomsburg, PA, USA.
Four children of employees from Bloomsburg, PA, USA manufacturer KYDEX, LLC extended the company’s commitment to the environment by planting trees and setting up recycling receptacles in South Centre Township, PA, USA’s Columbia Park.
The donation of two 15-foot sweet gum trees and four outdoor recycling receptacles was the culmination of a week-long program sponsored by KYDEX, LLC as part of their participation in SEKISUI Environmental Week, 2013—a program initiated by the manufacturer’s parent company, SEKISUI Co., Ltd. During the week of August 5, 2013, SEKISUI employees around the world joined together in conservation and education projects including recycling, waste reduction and reforestation.
KYDEX, LLC also expanded their corporate recycling program to their employees during the Environmental Week and collected more than one ton of recyclables including computers, monitors, small electronics, cardboard and batteries. Katsu Yoshimizu, 15, Mai Yoshimizu, 12, both of Danville, Olivia McCormick, 13, from Seven Valleys, and Hayley Phelan, 14, of Montoursville, planted the trees, set up the recycling bins and prepared recycling for shipment to Bloomsburg Recycling Center in their roles as KYDEX, LLC’s Eco Ambassadors.
Ronn Cort, KYDEX, LLC president remarked, “Respecting the environment and educating people about how to be good stewards of it has always been an essential part of the SEKISUI and KYDEX, LLC business philosophy. It’s in our DNA. We’re very fortunate to have the opportunity to pass on this commitment and value to our students and employees.”
Dale Sneidman, South Centre Township, PA, USA secretary/treasurer also applauds the value of getting youth involved, “Projects like these teach valuable lessons to our children about what it means to be civic minded and care for your environment. We are so grateful to KYDEX, LLC for donating the trees and bins to our park. Sweet gum trees can grow to 100 feet tall. Their shade will be welcome, and the recycling receptacles most helpful. Both will add to the beauty our constituents enjoy.”