Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Wildlife at Work

At the Fidelity Investments campus in Smithfield RI, employees, as volunteers, have developed a program to green Fidelity called Wildlife at Work. Beginning with projects to enhance wildlife habitat including the creation of a bluebird trail, continuing monitoring of fledged bluebirds, planting a butterfly garden and other native plants attractive to pollinators, and the installation of a bat house and the creation of a bat education program, the volunteers have branched out into other environmentally friendly projects such as an energy efficient lighting retrofit of the campus and the installation of bathroom paper towel dispensers with motion sensors that reduced towel use by 38,286 pounds over the course of a year.

Award Type: 
John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
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