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The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Recognizes 8 Lockheed Martin Facilities as Businesses For The Bay Members
(Annapolis, MD – November 6, 2017) – The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay recognizes eight Lockheed Martin facilities throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed as Businesses for the Bay (B4B) Members. These facilities join a growing partnership of large and small businesses that are undertaking voluntary actions to improve the health of the watershed.
The Businesses for the Bay membership association provides a network for its Members to share strategies and successes with other businesses and governmental and non-profit Networking Partners, as well as opportunities to engage employees in environmental efforts, and receive recognition for the valuable role each Member is taking to help improve the environment.
Lockheed Martin is the only company with multiple B4B Members. In addition, the Lockheed Martin – Owego, NY facility is the first B4B Member in New York! The Alliance recognizes the corporation for its commitment to Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration.
Lockheed Martin B4B Member teams are committed to protecting and restoring the local environment and engaging their employees and communities through various activities. These initiatives include partnering with local environmental non-profits, participating in trash cleanups, hosting annual Earth Day and e-cycling events, reducing energy and water-use, landscaping with native trees and native plants, encouraging employees to use environmentally-friendly commuting options, maintaining an official Forest Conservation Easement, creating native wildlife habitat, and controlling stormwater.
“Lockheed Martin is committed to being a good steward and good neighbor in our communities,” said Carol Cala, Vice President of Energy, Environment, Safety and Health at Lockheed Martin. “Our partnership with Businesses for the Bay is a natural extension of our work to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.”
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Executive Director, Kate Fritz, stated, “The Alliance is grateful for the continued partnership of Lockheed Martin, so much so that we awarded Dave Gunnarson, Senior Staff Environmental Engineer, our 2017 Virginia Watershed Champion Award. It is through Dave and his colleagues’ passion and drive that we are proud to announce eight Lockheed Martin facilities, from New York to Virginia, have become Businesses for the Bay members. Lockheed Martin is truly modeling the way.”
For more information about these Businesses for the Bay Members, please visit our Member Directory or businesses.allianceforthebay.org/members/directory.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
About The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Founded in 1971, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, with headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland and offices in Richmond, Virginia, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, works throughout the Bay watershed to lead, support and inspire local action and build partnerships with individuals, communities, governments, businesses and other groups to restore the Bay watershed and its forests, rivers, and streams. For more information about the Alliance, visit: allianceforthebay.org
For more information about the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Businesses for the Bay membership association, please visit: businesses.allianceforthebay.org or click here to read the 2016 Businesses for the Bay Annual Report.