2009 Environment Report Boeing
Boeing-Sponsored Employee Volunteerism

Boeing employees are integral to the company’s commitment to environmental improvement, and they are active in company-sponsored volunteer work activities and cleanup events to which they collectively donate thousands of hours of their own time each year. These activities often leverage relationships with grantees in order to maximize Boeing’s impact. One example is the annual volunteer event with Florida nonprofit Keep Brevard Beautiful, where Boeing’s Kennedy Space Center employees participate in a cleanup event at the “spoil islands” in the Indian River Lagoon.

In addition, the Employees Community Fund of The Boeing Company, one of the world’s largest employee-owned and directed giving programs of its kind, makes grants to environmental nonprofits using contributions from employee members.

For example, the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California has been a proponent of California-based nonprofit TreePeople for more than 25 out of the nonprofit’s 35 years of existence. Among the innovative TreePeople programs funded by the ECF of Boeing California are the Elementary Education Eco-Tour Program, which brings city schoolchildren to Coldwater Park Canyon to learn about forests and the importance of their protection and conservation, and the Campus Forestry Program, which funded the distribution of the TreePeople Citizen Forestry Books to school libraries throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.