Alicia Procello Maddox, president at the Avery Dennison Foundation in Glendale, California, is proud to invest in philanthropic initiatives around the world. She is always looking to improve lives and widen prospects for those in need. In 2014, Alicia Procello Maddox and her company traveled to Bangladesh to oversee the funding of an NGO that granted scholarships and life skills training to young people from low-income areas. Bangladesh itself is a treasure trove of new experiences and culture. Here are three experiences that cannot be missed:
1. The Sundarbans: This expansive mangrove forest houses over 400 Royal Bengal Tigers, the last of their kind. Visitors can experience a once-in-a-lifetime safari for only around $30, which is a huge bargain, considerig what wildlife awaits.
2. Srimangal: For tea enthusiasts, this area in the northeast is covered in lush green tea gardens, and a distinct lack of crowds. A calming locale, it’s perfect for bike riding and sightseeing, with the Hamham waterfalls nearby.
3. Cox’s Bazar. With the distinction of being the longest sea beach in the world, this paradise is nearly 75 miles long, and also offers religious sites for history buffs. Many resorts have their own private sections of beach to help avoid large crowds.
WWF works in organization with organizations as a component of WWF’s Climate Savers Program to set and meet objectives to diminish carbon outflows, propel undertakings to shield their assets from atmosphere impacts, and guarantee the maintainability of their centre business.Driving companies cooperate with WWF to build up eager focuses to intentionally decrease their ozone depleting substance (GHG) outflows. Since the activity started in 1999, WWF’s 30 Climate Savers accomplices have decreased GHG emanations by more than 100 million tons – equal to taking 20 million autos off the street. By enhancing vitality productivity and different measures, Climate Savers organizations have spared a huge number of dollars, demonstrating again that securing nature bodes well.
Our reality is changing speedier than anybody anticipated. As of now, freshwater supplies are contracting, rural yields are dropping, our backwoods are consuming, and rising seas are more acidic—all, to a limited extent, because of a warming atmosphere. As our normal world changes around us, so does our lifestyle. Beach front home estimations drop as protection premiums rise; dry season diminishes bolster for American agriculturists’ cows and water for their products; more dust and clean noticeable all around bothers asthma and sensitivities in children and grown-ups alike.
At WWF, we trust we can battle this considerable danger and manufacture a more secure, more beneficial and stronger future for individuals and nature. We should reconsider the way we deliver and expend vitality, nourishment, and water; ensure the world’s backwoods; and enable individuals to get ready for an evolving world. Accomplishing this future will require activity by everybody, and we are as of now well on our way. Individuals are utilizing their aggregate voices to request change. Organizations are making interests in clean vitality, as of now making neighbourhood employments and more grounded economies.
Groups are upgrading their streets, structures, airplane terminals, and railways to make them atmosphere strong. What’s more, countries around the globe are resolved to convey on a historic point worldwide arrangement to control environmental change, known as the Paris Agreement. For quite a long time, WWF has connected with many Americans, driving organizations, and government pioneers to get ready for inescapable change and diminish the emanations that drive environmental change. Alicia Procello Maddox as of now directs corporate social obligation at Avery Dennison, which is a signatory to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers Program, a joint effort of organizations focused on ecological maintainability.
With over 15 years experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, Alicia Procello Maddox has managed the corporate social responsibilities of leading brands such as Nike and worked with state agencies such as the Southern California Public Health Association. Alicia Procello Maddox currently oversees corporate social responsibility at Avery Dennison, which is a signatory to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Climate Savers Program, a collaboration of companies committed to environmental sustainability.
In December 2016, Avery Dennison signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the 2016 Green Power leadership Award recipient Apex Clean Energy. In the agreement, Apex would provide Avery Dennison with 20 MW of renewable energy annually from one of its wind energy farms in Texas, enough to power 50 percent of Avery’s US operations and to offset half of its greenhouse gas emissions.
The PPA highlights Avery Dennison’s commitment to tackling climate change and to establishing a company that generates value and is a force for good. It also marks a significant step for the company toward achieving its WWF Climate Savers Program target of 100 percent clean energy operations by 2025.