Actian Employees Give Back for Earth Day By Brett Martin May 4, 2023 As a company that strongly believes in making human connections and embracing corporate social responsibility, Actian supports employees who volunteer their time and talents to help their communities. Our staff members around the globe are using volunteer time off to inspire positive change by building stronger communities. For example, many of our employees recently took volunteer time off to participate in Earth Day activities. Actian organized events in various locations and encouraged all employees to participate in volunteer projects that helped and inspired others. Organized events included: Unity Park Community Garden, Round Rock, Texas Actian employees helped improve the look and vibe of the garden by assisting with tasks such as weeding, gardening, and laying down mulch in the first community garden in the city of Round Rock. The community garden provides a local organic food supply, stewardship for land and water resources, a place to learn, and more. “I had a great time working with Unity Park Community Garden in Round Rock for Earth Day,” said Siobhan Mulhern, Actian Executive Assistant. “The head gardener, Les, was helpful and knowledgeable and got us working quickly—while giving us all a few gardening tips.” The garden offers 44 plots of various sizes for gardeners of all skill levels. The all-organic community garden grows produce for the Round Rock Serving Center and shares the latest organic gardening practices. “Learning about how much organic produce they grow to donate to local food pantries made our tiny contribution of a few hours’ work feel more meaningful, and I intend to be involved going forward,” Mulhern said. Hayling Island Beach, United Kingdom Hayling Island Beach has more than three miles of beaches along the seafront in the county of Hampshire. Actian employees helped keep the beach clean by picking up trash. “We met on Hayling Island beach and walked east and picked up litter along the way,” said Karen Langridge, Regional Sales Director, Actian. Ilmenau, Germany Actian employees in Germany volunteered their time to collect garbage in nearby parks to contribute to a cleaner environment. Actian volunteers were encouraged to see that people are taking responsibility for their surroundings and making use of the numerous garbage cans to ensure that nature stays unblemished. The team, therefore, took its activity to an area closer to the city, near the market that takes place twice a week. There, the volunteers discovered their help was urgently needed—so much so that after three hours of collecting garbage, there was still a lot more to do! The team believes that every day should be Earth Day. That’s because we all need to contribute to keeping our environment clean and healthy for everyone, for the entire year. Looking for an Exciting Career? If you’re passionate about data and want to help advance the world of data and analytics, join our team of enthusiastic and talented employees who encourage you to thrive, grow, and learn. See our current job openings and learn more about our company culture. About Brett Martin Brett Martin is a contributing consultant for Actian. He has nearly 15 years of experience in data warehousing, advanced analytics, and data-enabled outcomes. He enjoys sharing innovative approaches to optimizing data and analytics to drive new benefits and successes. Brett provides insights that engage and inspire companies to transform, improve profitability, and innovate faster through a modern approach to data utilization.