Where in the world is the Wells Fargo Green Team trophy?

By Krista Van Tassel
June 3rd, 2011

In January, we told you about a cool new program (at least we think so!) that recognizes the incredible efforts of our many Wells Fargo Green Teams and also helps to engage local team members in our environmental efforts through art. We’ve been calling it the “Wells Fargo Green Team trophy” among ourselves and have been documenting its travels across the country.

Members of the Wells Fargo Green Team Beaverton, Ore., pose with eco art. (Click for larger image in a new window)In April, in honor of Earth Day and the start of a new quarter, the trophy stopped in Beaverton, Ore., to celebrate the team’s second annual Eco Fair. Held on April 21, the event featured lots of local vendors showcasing information on everything from organic restaurants and coffee to worm composting and solar power. The fair attracted nearly all of the center’s 1,500+ team members and helped give greenies of any shade an option for more sustainable living.

But the Eco Fair isn’t the only reason the trophy is currently stationed in Beaverton. The artwork is also helping to recognize some of the other creative programs that the team there—under the leadership of Kyle Siemens and Tom Weisgerber—has put into place.

In addition to the fair, the Beaverton team is responsible for the educational and engaging sticker display that helps to make our company’s potential energy savings more tangible.
With a motto of Think globally, act locally, the team has also introduced a center newsletter packed full of green tips for colleagues. And they continue to find ways to make their work and location more sustainable through enhanced recycling (including their own small worm compost facility), paper reduction efforts, and education events.

So, as you can see, the team certainly earned their trophy visit, and we hope they enjoyed the huggable trees for the past few months. In June, the trophy will find its way to another Wells Fargo Green Team—a well-deserved, sustainable recognition of their efforts!

In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you: What do you think constitutes award-winning sustainability behavior? Let us know!

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Krista Van Tassel

Krista Van Tassel

As Community and Team Member Engagement manager for Wells Fargo’s Environmental Affairs Team, Krista supports the company’s 70+ Green Teams, recognizing and promoting environmental innovator best practices, and engaging and educating team members about their role in helping the company’s sustainability efforts. She also manages Wells Fargo’s Environmental Solutions for Communities’ $3 million annual nonprofit grant program focused on helping make long-term sustainable economic investments in local communities where its customers and 264,000 team members work and live. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2009, Krista worked in a variety of sustainability and marketing positions in both the nonprofit and for profit sectors. Krista earned her MBA in International Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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