At least once a day, Technologist Sydney Aiken stops by the “turtle ring station” at Booz Allen’s Digital Hub in Charleston, South Carolina. Scissors in hand, she cuts up plastic drink rings accumulated at the office before they’re recycled. That way, they won’t harm sea turtles and other wildlife if they make their way into the ecosystem. “We really live our values here,” says Sydney. “Passionate service includes taking care of ourselves, our clients—and our earth.”
Helping sea turtles is just one small part of the hub’s efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Coworkers bring in used furniture and game systems from home instead of buying new. They recycle toys as part of a firmwide effort with Second Chance Toys. And they avidly participate in beach cleanups together. All these activities show how we’re putting into action green practices that support the firm’s commitment to sustainable growth.