From the coast of Southern California to the Texas and Louisiana shoreline and waterways, our employees work to advance our company’s commitment to the safety and sustainability of our communities. In support of our environment, we roll up our sleeves and participate in campaigns and events to preserve and protect wildlife habitats, restore coastal beach and wetland areas, and support beautification efforts to sustain healthy and vibrant communities.
As part of Sempra LNG’s Environmental Champions program, hundreds of our employees and their families recently came together to clean up parks and beaches where we operate and also continue to donate to environmental charities that share our passion. Employees had the opportunity to participate virtually with their families within their own neighborhoods or nearby parks.
In San Diego, the team supported the annual I Love a Clean San Diego Creek to Bay Clean-up. In Houston, participants picked up safety kits, which included gloves, masks, hand sanitizer and trash pickers at Memorial Park Conservancy near our new Center of Excellence, and then volunteered to clean up at designated sites such as Buffalo Bayou or adopted an area of their choice.
At the Adopt-a-Park Clean-up at Bert Karrer Lions Park in Sabine Pass, Texas, more than 40 bags of trash were collected and the park benches, planters and playground equipment were repaired. To preserve the safety of the park, over three dozen holes that were safety hazards were filled and seven rusted metal picnic tables and awnings, as well as a damaged and rusted swing set, were removed from the area completely.
These volunteer and sustainability initiatives will only grow as we find new ways to help sustain our environment as a team and a business. Building on this commitment for the year, we have plans to host a fishing and crabbing clinic in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife. We will be planting trees and native plants in the fall and as always, will return to Sea Rim State Park’s Annual Kid Fish event. In everything we do, living our values of doing the right thing, championing people and shaping the future are central, and this is especially true when it comes to our environment.