As part of #NestléCares, a national day of volunteering for employees of Nestlé in the U.S., company employees are hosting Project WET Water Festivals for young people in Boys & Girls Club chapters across the country. Nestlé employees have been trained to use Project WET’s unique water stewardship teaching materials to educate kids and teens about the importance of water conservation and sustainability.
"Helping to care for the planet, protect natural resources and serve local communities is in all of our interests,” said Paul Grimwood, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA. “We're here doing our part because everyone's contribution counts in creating a sustainable future. This is essential to enhancing quality of life. Our national day of volunteering highlights our commitment, but our work to contribute to a healthier future continues in big and small ways every day.”
Nestlé employees will host Project WET Water Festivals for Boys & Girls Club chapters in Cleveland, OH; Burbank, CA; Stamford, CT and other locations across the country, building upon Nestlé’s long-standing partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. These festivals include interactive activities to encourage education around water conservation and sustainability in a fun and engaging way.
“We applaud the Nestlé employees who are taking the initiative to educate children in the communities where they live and work. It’s critical that young people understand the important ways they can protect, conserve and manage the water we have now and in the future,” said Dennis Nelson, Project WET Foundation president and CEO. “We are glad that Nestlé employees will be able to use Project WET materials to help develop the next generation of responsible water stewards.”
Employees from Nestlé businesses in 47 states will host more than 150 community events nationwide on August 10th. #NestléCares is part of the company’s larger effort to create a more sustainable future for its employees and consumers.
Globally, Nestlé Waters has been a major sponsor of Project WET for more than two decades. Nestlé Waters North America, one of the eight main businesses of Nestlé in the U.S., first supported Project WET in 1992 and continues to sponsor several water festivals each year.