LimnoTech supports and encourages staff to actively champion causes and organize charitable activities. Our monthly charity program is organized and managed by our employees. It is a year-round campaign, with a different charity each month, to help people in our local communities through actions and activities as well as through financial support. Our charitable activities have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for good causes as well as strengthened our relationships with one another. We raise money within the company by organizing LimnoTech supported activities such as bake sales, charity breakfasts and luncheons, football pools, raffles, snack bars, collecting soda cans, and ice cream socials.
In 2021, we supported Packard Health, the University of Michigan Civil and Environmental Engineering Pelham Scholars Program, March of Dimes, World Central Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, United Way Stuff the Bus, Wilderness Inquiry, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.
We also assist a few organizations throughout the year:
Meals On Wheels
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Nutrition Programs for older adults or individuals with disabilities who are homebound or who cannot prepare meals for themselves. The group of volunteers supporting this cause numbers between 800,000 and 1.7 million individuals, the largest volunteer group in the nation. LimnoTech has been supporting this program for over 15 years, with a number of staff members delivering meals to people in need weekly.
Packard Health serves the medical needs of Washtenaw County residents without the means to seek adequate health care. Packard Health offers a broad range of fully integrated services, from chronic disease care and coordination to nutrition education/support and mental health care. LimnoTech helps support this worthy cause through individual money-raising events, and by staff making a small donation every time they have a cup of coffee or tea.
Our staff are also actively involved in giving back to our profession and the environment through participation in professional organizations and conferences, community initiatives, and local environmental groups. Here are just a few organizations and initiatives our staff participate in:
- American Fisheries Society, Michigan Chapter
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Michigan Water Environment Association
- Peer Reviewers for Engineering and Scientific Journals
- The Commuter Challenge, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- University Guest Lecturer/Instructor (Harvard University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University)
- Water Environment Federation (WEF)
- Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF)