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Have you ever walked past the garden behind Palo Alto’s building two and wondered why the garden is there? Who plants all of the food? What do they do with the harvest? Those were the questions the SAP’s Sustainability Champions were asking a few months ago.

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SAP Sustainability Champions is a group that engages SAP employees in sustainability initiatives. The group hosted a water conservation talk in August and will be creating a competition later this year for employees to “bring their mug to work” day.

SAP Sustainability Champions are working to bring the answers to these great questions to SAP employees. Turns out, all of the harvest from these Palo Alto gardens goes directly to the cafeterias on the SAP campus. The garden is mostly maintained by a third party company, but welcomes SAP employee engagement.

For Month of Service, SAP Sustainability Champions got involved by hosting a Fall planting, open to all SAP employees.

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During this volunteer event, employees were planting a wide variety of vegetables and herbs, such as broccoli, kale, pak choi and basil.  The event was planned for an hour, but there were so many volunteers we were able to do the planting in half the time!

The Sustainability Champions will be hosting another gardening event in Spring 2016 and maybe even sooner. Stay tuned!

Looking to get involved with the Sustainability Champions at SAP? Contact Kevin Beach (kevin.beach@sap.com)

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