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Employees Make Sustainable Contribution to Elementary School

Workers create a sustainable garden.

Volunteers filling the six raised planters with soil.

(Harrisburg, Pa.)

Gannett Fleming employees who attended the 44th Food and Beverage Environmental Conference (FBEC) held in Napa, Calif., made an impression on the local community.

“One of the goals of the FBEC is to give back to the area where the event is hosted,” said Mark Johnson, a member of the FBEC Steering Committee and past conference chair, as well as a vice president of Gannett Fleming who is based in North Andover, Mass.

Johnson and Gannett Fleming’s Jasmine Sodemann, EIT, David Drew, PE, and Judy Johnson worked hand in hand with students and administrators at Bel Aire Park Magnet School in Napa to create a sustainable garden with six raised planters. The garden is filled with vegetables and flowers that are used by all classrooms to support science education. Donations from the community and the conference made the project possible.

Sodemann is an environmental specialist in Madison, Wis.; Drew is a principle engineer from Milwaukee, Wis.; and Judy Johnson is an administrative assistant in the North Andover office.

Sustainable garden at the Bel Aire Park Magnet School in Napa, Calif.
The sustainable garden at the Bel Aire Park Magnet School in Napa, Calif.

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