Interface takes Mission Zero to West Point Elementary School
Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 14, 2015
WEST POINT — Interface helped West Point Elementary School students start a beautification project last month as part of the company’s Mission Zero Project.
Interface is a partner in education for the school.
The project highlighted Mission Zero Week, Oct. 11-17. Mission Zero Week is intended to create opportunities for Interface volunteers to connect with the community through hosting sustainability projects, supporting the local populace and teaching their partners about environmental impact.
Interface employee Tammy Willis worked with the students and educators at West Point by installing new carpet in three classrooms and creating a landscaped, outdoor oasis for students that added a wooden swing in the playground area. This beautification of the learning environment will help the students enjoy work and play, states a press release from Troup County School System.
“We sincerely appreciate the warm welcome and the opportunity to support our partner school,” said Willis in a written statement. “This will help our local community and our youth. This week of fun really rallies the business and school together while enabling each entity to create their own story.”
The project leads at West Point Elementary this year are Butch McCray, Jill Roberts, Tracy Lyons and Dianah Poore. Interface formally recognized their volunteers, called sustainability champions, at a company meeting that culminated at the end of the week during the annual Interface Family Picnic.