SKA adopts section of Greensboro’s Bicentennial Greenway on Earth Day

Firm focuses on big impact strategies for the environment and communities firm-wide

GREENSBORO, NC (April 22, 2015) – SKA is excited to celebrate Earth Day in a big way across North Carolina and Birmingham, Alabama – the communities where its five offices are located. Part of the firm’s commitment includes adopting a two-mile stretch of Greensboro’s Bicentennial Greenway – the first organization to do so – through the Greensboro’s Parks & Recreation Department. Trees will be planted in SKA’s other regions, including Asheville, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Wilmington.

SKA teamed up with incredible programs to sponsor trees in honor of Earth Day 2015, including Asheville’s GreenWorks Food Tree Project, which is supported by volunteers and provides free, fresh food for the surrounding community. In Birmingham and Charlotte, SKA partnered with Habitat for Humanity to plant trees in the yards of two homes that will be completed this week. In Wilmington, SKA sponsored a tree through the Wilmington Parks and Recreation Trees Forever Program.

“We are truly committed to giving back to the communities in which we serve,” Brad Ehrhardt, president of SKA Consulting Engineers, explains. “This year, we chose to give back to the earth and instill the values of sustainable living throughout our organization. We challenge other engineering and architecture firms to do the same.”

The Bicentennial Greenway involvement commits the firm to clean the trail several times a year. SKA’s Director of Marketing, Tracey Gould, stated, “As soon as we announced the program to adopt the Bicentennial Greenway, dozens of employees eagerly volunteered. It was great to see the energy around such an incredible community treasure.”