CoolSys Energy Solutions is Giving Back: Volunteerism 2019
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
In this issue of CoolTimes, we shine a spotlight on the team at CoolSys Energy Solutions and their volunteerism. As an organization, CoolSys Energy Solutions believes in giving back to the community, as demonstrated by our employees’ generosity in donating their time, money and goods to a myriad of events and good causes.
For LeAnne Wesley, Accounting Coordinator, and a member of the band The Traveling Downbeats, she loves to perform at any event dedicated to a great cause. The Traveling Downbeats plays ’80s and ’90s rock, classic rock and a little country. In 2019, they performed at the Our World Hope Balloon Festival, with all proceeds donated to Our World School, a school specifically designed for special needs children and the Autism Awareness Benefit Show, where all proceeds were donated to the Henry Country, GA Autism Programs. “We chose to participate and donate to these events to help children who have special needs get the treatment that they need, along with a social environment that will help them along the way. We try to help in any way we can while also providing great music and entertainment for all,” says LeAnne.
It’s this same spirit of giving that we see among so many of our CoolSys Energy Solutions’ employees, and Robert Eidson, Director, Energy Solutions, is a shining example. Robert donates his time, volunteering for a variety of roles with the Lake Lanier Association Shore Sweep. Thanks to Robert, and 1,800 other volunteers, this was a record year for the Shore Sweep collecting over 80 tons (160,000 lbs.) of trash out of our local waterways. “Lake Lanier is the main water supply for Atlanta and attracts almost 12 million visitors a year. It is 59 square miles of water with 692 miles of shoreline. The Lake Lanier Association focuses on Lake Lanier year-round and in September of each year, hosts Shore Sweep, the largest single day clean up event in Georgia — possibly the largest in the southeastern U.S. — where we clean up the lake and its tributaries,” says Robert.
Robert’s favorite types of volunteerism is to pick up trash out of waterways. He is also a volunteer with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Keep America Beautiful and Rivers Alive. Plastics make up the vast majority of trash in waterways. As these plastics break down, fish eat the small pieces (referred to as micro-plastics) thinking it is food. Not only does this impact fresh-water fish but also saltwater, as much of the pollution in our oceans originates from fresh-water supplies. “One of the other reasons that I truly enjoy these events is the fact that everything gets checked at the door for the good of the community. People attending will find polar-opposite political stickers parked next to each other, city councilmen, county commissioners and the Mayor picking up trash next to other volunteers, teenagers working with senior citizens. I’ve found picking up trash is a fantastic equalizer,” comments Robert.
CoolSys Energy Solutions’ employees also coordinated a donation drive for to Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS). We chose ACPS because of our common love of animals and the opportunity to donate as a team. The total donations delivered to ACPS resulted in four boxes filled with pet cleaning supplies, dry and wet food, leashes and toys.
We’d like to express a special thank you to all our CoolSys employees who generously donate their time, money and goods to charitable causes. You make us very proud to work side-by-side with such amazing, kindhearted people. Keep up the excellent work!
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