Emterra Environmental USA’s lobby in Flint, Michigan is proudly displaying a new piece of hardware. The plaque pictured is a symbol of a partnership between Emterra and the Crim Festival of Races. Emterra is a new corporate partner to the festival, managing the trash and recycling removal during the annual event.
The Crim Festival was started by Michigan House Speaker, Bobby Crim in 1977 when he hosted the first 10 mile race. Little did he know that this one race would grow into the Crim Fitness Foundation, a non-profit organization impacting the lives of thousands.
In an excerpt from their website: "The Crim Fitness Foundation is committed to serving a leadership role in advancing the national agenda for improving the nation’s communities."
The Crim believes they can be a catalyst for authentic change and challenge issues like:
• Childhood obesity,
• The social and economic impact of adults not finding the time to be physically active, and
• Ensuring everyone has access to safe trail systems and parks so they can enjoy the outdoors together.
According to the Foundation, "All these things add up to a quality of life and environment that not only will benefit our families and encourage our youth to stay here and help build our 21st century economy, but will also attract energetic and creative people from everywhere to come here and make our home their home too."
Not so different from the Crim Festival, Emterra is also committed to helping improve the environmental well-being of the communities in which we live and work. Our corporate values of sustainability and community are a great compliment to this partnership and we are proud to be part of this community event.