Our employees take action for World Cleanup Day

Published: Sep 15, 2022

September 17 is World Cleanup Day – an annual global observance that calls for action to help achieve a cleaner planet – and Nutrien employees in Western Canada have been stepping up to the plate to contribute to this effort.

In June, a group from Nutrien’s Finance, Decision Support team in the city of Saskatoon in the province of Saskatchewan organized a cleanup of the Meewasin Trail that runs along the South Saskatchewan River near the Nutrien Tower.

“We had a beautiful day for our cleanup and ended up removing a lot of trash from the riverbank,” says Traci Teichgrab, Senior Manager, Plant Finance. “Passersby stopped to let us know they were appreciative of the work we were doing. Overall, it was a very fun and rewarding experience!”

The group gave back in more ways than one – while cleaning up garbage, they found a $100 bill on the trail, which they decided to donate to charity.

Another group of employees across different departments in Saskatoon also took to the same trail earlier this year for a cleanup. The initiative was part of the Meewasin Clean Up Campaign presented by Nutrien, and the group collected over a dozen bags of waste, two tires and a rusting cart.

Just this week, a group of employees headed to Carseland, Alberta for a volunteer cleanup activity with Ducks Unlimited Canada, which involved cleaning wood duck nesting boxes near the Bow River.

“These activities align very well with our Community Investment focus area of Environmental Stewardship,” says Courtney Troesch, Advisor, Community Relations & Investment. “Every volunteer initiative helps us reach our goal of 25,000 employee volunteer hours by 2025 while helping our communities thrive.”