This Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, Comcast NBCUniversal celebrated the 16th anniversary of Comcast Cares Day with more than 100,000 volunteers working at over 1,000 project sites across 20 countries. In New York City, employees from across the company, including NBC New York and Telemundo 47 team members, came together to help landscape and clean the shoreline at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Teams were able to spread out and help at three different sites within the park including one group going to Bird Island. Not only did volunteers help remove invasive plants, but they also learned about the history of the park and best ecological practices for the space. Hopefully they will take this knowledge back with them to their own neighborhoods and communities.
Comcast Cares Day has grown to become the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer event. In 2016, a record 108,000 volunteers improved more than 930 parks, schools, beaches, senior centers and other vital community sites. Since 2001, more than 800,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees, their friends, family members and our community partners have volunteered nearly 5 million service hours at more than 7,700 projects in communities across the United States and around the world.
This day has become an annual tradition for tens of thousands of our employees, their friends and families, and our nonprofit partners as we join together to make change happen in our communities and celebrate our company culture of caring year round. There was no better day than Earth Day to inspire people to give back.