Posted on November 8, 2017
— Employees support ‘Make Recycling Great Again’ for elementary school students and volunteer to landscape residences for special needs families —
SOMERSET, N.J. (November 8, 2017) — Employees of Raritan® — a leading provider of intelligent power distribution solutions that help improve energy efficiency in data centers and reduce carbon footprints — supported two community programs in New Jersey in October.
Employees fully funded materials needed for a new program that teaches sustainability and recycling to students at Central Jersey College Prep, a charter school in Somerset, NJ. As a first step towards becoming a nationally recognized Green School, the school wanted to implement an effective waste management program.
Raritan became involved when grades 3 to 5 teacher Mr. Fatih Cekic was looking to purchase for the school three-stream recycling bins to separate paper, plastic, and trash. Joel Bryan, Raritan’s Director of Global Tech Support, responded to the request by spearheading Raritan’s fund-raising effort.
“Thanks to Raritan’s contribution, our ‘Make Recycling Great Again’ program is helping students understand the value of sustainability efforts and recycling properly,” says Mr. Cekic. “We hope this knowledge will follow them throughout life.” Adds Bryan: “Students are learning that they can make a difference in protecting the environment.”
By partnering with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, Raritan volunteers focused on how water, waste, and energy can reduce the environmental impact of K-12 and higher education buildings throughout North America and help transform them into healthy learning environments.
Tom McCann, Operations Project Manager at Raritan, rallied co-workers to help when he learned that volunteers were needed by Alternatives, Inc. — a non-profit organization that assists individuals with special needs by providing residential opportunities. Alternatives needed landscaping help to ready new residences.
More than 30 Raritan employees raised funds and volunteered over four days to plant trees and shrubs, spread mulch, and install fences at three residential properties in Somerset, NJ.
“It is gratifying to support the great work that Alternatives does and support directly the communities where we live and work,” says McCann.
These initiatives are two of the many projects supported by Legrand’s Better Communities program that is dedicated to supporting employee volunteer and philanthropy efforts. For more information about Legrand corporate social responsibility programs, visit https://www.legrand.us/aboutus/sustainability/employee-and-community-welfare.aspx
Raritan, a brand of Legrand, is a global leader in intelligent rack PDUs, KVM switches, and other data center infrastructure monitoring and management solutions. Raritan’s innovations improve the reliability, efficiency, and intelligence of data centers and server rooms around the globe — including those of the top Fortune 500 companies, such as Cisco, Dell, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, and Microsoft. To learn more, visit Raritan.com, LinkedIn or Twitter.
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Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
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