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October 14 - October 28, 2016

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  • Sriram KC's avatar
    Sriram KC 11/03/2016 10:54 PM
    It was really nice, see so many aspects where we can participate to make our environment more livable as in our past, where no one was deprived of the clean nature .. we should strive to do the same, to carry forward the clean nature , for the our next generations.

  • Kate Barber's avatar
    Kate Barber 10/31/2016 2:24 PM
    Many thanks to everyone who participated in the 2017 EcoChallenge Oct. 14 -28th! So proud of the achievements of our AMD Team! Out of 450 Teams, we earned 2nd place overall and 1st place in the business category with more team members and points than every other company that participated! Great work everyone for making it happen! Best of all, we can take pride in our outstanding collective impact and environmental savings. 

    In two weeks, our team saved:
    • 8,472 lbs of CO2 
    • 18,090 gallons of water 
    • 1,504 plastic bottles from the landfill
    • and so much more!

    Keep an eye on Connect! We’re posting more details, including which site achieved the highest participation rate and the winners of the Eco Prize Packs, later this week!

    We hope each of you enjoyed participating and learning new ways to be green from your fellow AMDers across the world. Above all, we hope you feel inspired to carry your eco-conscious practices forward into the future and will keep them a part of your everyday lives. On behalf of AMD and the Go Green Program, thank you for everything you do to make the world more sustainable!

    Kate Barber
    AMD Green Team Captain 

  • Felix Kuehling's avatar
    Felix Kuehling 10/28/2016 4:10 PM
    The AMD Markham Ride for Heart team received their recognition Plaque from the Heart & Stroke Foundation today. 26 participants raised over $11,000 in donations towards heart and stroke research, education and education. AMD Community Affairs contributed by sponsoring the corporate team and making a team donation in support of our effort. On behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a Big Thank You to all participants and to AMD!

  • Sandy Hughes's avatar
    Sandy Hughes 10/28/2016 3:40 PM
    I just grabbed the last of the brewed coffee grounds from the B100.T Kitchen/Break room.  TGiF everyone!!

  • June Harris's avatar
    June Harris 10/28/2016 1:09 PM
    Mt Hood Community College has pulled ahead of AMD on the last day!  They are giving us some great competition!

  • Kate Barber's avatar
    Kate Barber 10/28/2016 12:50 PM
    On my daily nature walk, reflecting on what eco-challenges to take on in the weeks ahead... Always more we can do to improve and live more sustainably. :-)

  • Calvin Holic's avatar
    Calvin Holic 10/28/2016 10:14 AM
    Time to close out strong! Super encouraged to see everyone's impact over the last 2 weeks!

  • Kate Barber's avatar
    Kate Barber 10/28/2016 10:09 AM
    Here's a fun challenge I encourage everyone to try... I found myself feeling a bit overwhelmed by stuff in my home recently... So many things that had accumulated over the years and much of it was rarely, if ever, used. I knew I'd feel better with less stuff. One of my ongoing goals is to live a more minimalist lifestyle, but I was also daunted to undertake a massive purge of things... so I set a small goal: Get rid of just 3 things every day, no matter how big or how small. That meant I could donate, recycle, or sell any item. It was tough at first but it kept getting easier and easier to the point where I was actually excited about doing it every day! I highly encourage folks to give it a try. It's a really good exercise that gives you a new perspective on how much you really need in life versus what are just wants...

  • David Zhu's avatar
    David Zhu 10/28/2016 9:41 AM
    Great biking weather today in Markham!

  • Sandy Hughes's avatar
    Sandy Hughes 10/28/2016 9:14 AM
    Have you ever turned off ALL of your lights and lit candles throughout the house instead?  I've been doing this now for well over a month and just received my City of Austin Electric bill ... it was only $85!!!  I'm on the right path to improving my Ecological Footprint :-)

    • Kate Barber's avatar
      Kate Barber 10/28/2016 9:17 AM
      Wow! That's awesome! Go you! What was your energy bill like before you started doing that? 

    • Sandy Hughes's avatar
      Sandy Hughes 10/28/2016 9:25 AM
      The bill was up in the high $90's.  We keep out thermostat at 78 24/7, so the only time our bill goes up into the $200's is during the heat of the Summer.

    • Kate Barber's avatar
      Kate Barber 10/28/2016 9:51 AM
      Very cool! Love it when you can see the difference you're making like that. Great motivation to keep the habit. :)