World Environment Day – Help us support Just a Drop!

World Environment Day – Help us support Just a Drop

                            
On June 5, 2013 Reed Elsevier (RE) is launching the World Environment Day Challenge, a gREen team-led fundraising drive, in support of Just a Drop. This is a unique opportunity to support an international charity with close ties to one of the businesses of RE. The initiative also has the full backing of Reed Elsevier’s Chief Financial Officer, Duncan Palmer. 
Background:
In 2012 RE CEO, Erik Engstrom, was one of 45 chief executive officers to sign a special communiqué, ‘Make Water Sustainability a Priority’, committing RE to advance its corporate water management practices and calling on governments attending the Rio+20 Earth Summit to make global water a top priority. Since then the United Nations has announced 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation.  RE’s Environmental focus for 2013 is water. We monitor our companies’ overall consumption as well as site specific levels through our Environmental Standards Programme. We recognize water issues are related to location and exposure to water stress.  We have a target of 100% of our key locations in water stressed areas achieving the Environmental Standard of 10 m3 of water per person, per year by 2015.   To further communicate the significance of water to our business we are spearheading this fundraising drive for Just a Drop, an international water charity which was founded in 1998 at World Travel Market (WTM) by Fiona Jeffery OBE, the Chairman of WTM, a Reed Exhibitions event which is the leading event for the global travel industry.
The Dayton gREen Team will be leading the following fundraising efforts.  Please help us to make a difference.

·         The week of June 3-7, water bottle collection containers will be placed in the building lobbies as well as Kwic Bytes for easy cash donations.

·         Wednesday, June 5, join us in support of this effort by wearing your favorite blue attire or costume.

·         Wednesday, June 5, Just a Drop of sweetness bake sale in the lobbies of building 4, 5/6 and lunch rooms of building 1 and 7.
     Please consider donating a baked or purchased item for this event.  Items can be dropped off in each building bake sale area the day of the event.   

     
If you interested in volunteering to help with this event, please email Kristin Wehde.

·         Wednesday, June 5, Just a Drop Run/Walk at 12:15PM.  Registration begins at Noon.  This 2-mile event is open to all employees and contractors.  We are asking each participant for a minimum $10 registration fee, which will be matched by Reed Elsevier and donated to Just a Drop.  The race begins and ends near the pond (between buildings 2, 4, and 3).  If you interested in volunteering to help with this event, please email Jarling Ho.

Registration Instructions:

·         Register online using the following link:  ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM FOR World Environment Day RUN/WALK

·         Pay in advance to a Dayton gREen Team member in your building
   Vickie Beener – 11s173
    Jarling Ho – 22s106
   Kristin Wehde – 32s109
   Tim Smith – 64s105
    Donna Richardson-Hocks – 71s210

·         Bring your $10 registration fee with you on race day if you haven’t paid in advance.

·         Teams can include up to 4 participants.

The man and woman with the fastest time will each win a Just a Drop t-shirt!  All registered participants who complete the race will also be entered into a random drawing at the conclusion of the race to also win a Just a Drop t-shirt. 
If you are unable to participate in any of the above events, you can still donate to Just a Drop and have your donation matched by RE at the following link http://www.justgiving.com/Dayton-gREen-Team.  All above donations will also be matched by RE.
Thank you, the Dayton gREen Team.