Founded in 2014, the charter of ISE's Philanthropy Committee is to unite ISE to give back to the community. Each year the committee plans about one event per quarter focused on different charitable organizations within the community.
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Recently I was talking to my daughter, an Iowa State materials engineering student, about her internship options. She was interested in a particular engineering design firm because they specialize in sustainable designs. I was surprised to hear that this was one of her major considerations. A quick Google search showed that going green is one way to attract and retain talent, especially Millennials. One study showed that 64% of Millennials consider a business’ social and environmental commitments when deciding where to work.
On Thursday, 12 September I traveled to the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines with Hass Machlab to receive, on behalf of ISE, an award recognizing our company as one of the Top Workplaces in Iowa for 2019.
On an unusually cold spring morning in April, my husband and I volunteered to hand out water at the RUN CRANDIC race to raise money for local schools. When all the runners had passed, we were told to put only the cups in the special garbage bags because they were compostable. Compostable cups? I had never heard of such a thing, but it seemed environmentally friendly. It made me happy.