An early part of E3’s Green Initiatives was to implement a recycling program at our headquarters office, which limited paper waste by increasing our use of online file storage and sharing systems. We established our headquarters in a building with an Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As E3 began to grow, so did our desire for a more robust environmental impact mitigation plan that involved encouraging all employees to get more engaged in environmental activities through our E3 Cares (community service) volunteer programs. Together, these programs help us be better stewards of the environment. The reaches of our Green Initiatives program will grow as E3 continues to grow.
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E3 Citizen Scientists
E3 encourages our employees to embrace the idea of being "citizen scientists," which encourages anyone, regardless of their education or occupation, to participate in scientific activities that benefit the study of the environment. E3 recently sponsored several scientific projects:
- E3 citizen scientists volunteered their time to help scientists recover Arctic and worldwide weather observations recorded in ships’ logs since the mid-19th century by transcribing and annotating logs as part of the Old Weather program. Participants supported the Old Weather program for over three months following their initial program orientation and surpassed their goal by submitting over 300 logs..
- E3 citizen scientists donate their time to help identify patterns in storm imagery by investigating cyclones in support of the Cyclone Center and decode the climatology of tropical cyclones throughout history. Participants supported Cyclone Center over three months following their initial orientation to the program and surpassed their goal by analyzing over 370 storms.
- As a geographically dispersed company with employees across over 30 states, E3 wants to use technology to support our Green Initiatives. Our citizen scientists collect data through the Marine Debris Tracker mobile app. The Marine Debris Tracker is a downloadable app which allows people to report where they find marine debris or litter anywhere in the world. The app allows scientists to study the movement of trash and direct cleanup crews.