We Add Up is proud to have worked with The Westin Michigan Avenue to produce shirts that promote the green initiatives of the hotel chain. As part of our custom program, they picked the actions that they most identified with and We Add Up printed their Westin logo on the sleeve of each shirt. Their team members now are part of our We Add Up count and have sequential numbers! Here is a note from the hotel on the fun and educational program they put together for Earth Hour this past weekend:
“Here at Team Westin Michigan Avenue we are taking a new, progressive approach to waste management. This approach involves a process called vermicomposting to help recycle our waste. In this process we take leftover kitchen waste such as fruit peels, cardboard egg cartons and paper etc., and we throw them into a container full of worms.
The worms then eat the leftover waste, leaving behind rich, organic material that is then used to enrich our rooftop garden. Our rooftop garden houses such herbs and vegetables as cilantro, parsley, basil, thyme, rosemary, bush beans, lettuces, and tomatoes which are then used for client events and in our associate cafeteria.
On March 30, we had a pre Earth Hour celebration, a “Green Scene” back door break - to bring attention to our recycling program to all of our associates. Our Green Team wore organic t-shirts made by a company call We Add Up. We then gave each associate a 10 oz container of enriched vermicompost material to plant their wild flower seeds that were attached.
On Saturday, March 31st to celebrate Earth Hour, we gave each guest arrival an oatmeal raisin cookie, packaged in locally sourced, organic paper bags with a special Earth Hour logo. We communicated to guests what happens during the hour and shut down most of our power within the lobby, lighting it with candles instead.
We are looking forward to celebrating Earth Day with our guests and associates and planting our roof top garden next month!”