Legrand, one of the largest providers of electrical wiring, and power distribution in North and Central America collaborated with Hartford Public High School in Hartford, Connecticut to participate in the Green Apple Day of Service.
The service, partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools program, aims to teach students, school faculty and businesses the importance of maintaining sustainability and reaching goals that enhance their environment. Legrand employees and Hartford Public High students were tasked to create a solar-powered shed in the high school’s community garden. The activity also helped to ready students for their continuing education and careers in engineering and green technologies.
As part of their own sustainability efforts, Legrand has a history of providing optimizations to energy management as well as innovations that promote waste reduction and safety initiatives. Currently, they have installed ISO 14001 certifications among their North American facilities, which ensures environmental management attention to audits, communications, and climate change. Legrand regularly finds time to strengthen the conditions of local communities, as part of their Better Communities program. Here, employee volunteers get active and involved in fixing homes, rebuilding schools and delivering financial assistance to natural disaster victims.
So when Legrand is called upon to join Green Apple Day of Service, the task is welcomed with open arms.
“As a member of the community, we have a role to not only take part in such activities as the Green Apple Day of Service but to also share with students and teachers the knowledge and insights we have as a building material manufacturer,” Legrand North American Director of Innovation & Advanced Design Mark Makwinski said. “It was wonderful to work alongside students from Hartford High School and teach them about the importance of sustainability.”