At DocuSign, “going green” means more to us than a commitment to sharing our paperless technology with the world.

Supporting crucial causes like environmentalism is a core part of our mission. With Earth Day right around the corner on 22nd April, we decided there was no better time to help create more positive change regarding the planet.

First, a few fun facts: Earth Day was founded in 1970, and quickly helped spark the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the passage of the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Endangered Species Acts. Today, it is the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated each year by over one billion people. 

Going paperless is one highly effective way to help the environment — but in a nod to Earth Day, we decided to expand our impact further. 

We knew the best way to make a difference was by harnessing the energy and dedication of our employees: Through our DocuSign IMPACT foundation, we planned a three-part event to coincide with Earth Day and provide eager volunteers with the resources to make immediate, measurable, and lasting progress.

Non-profit socials highlighting green-centric companies, e-waste recycling, and a newsletter highlighting Earth Day related events. Here’s how we’re helping our employees get involved and make an environmental impact this Earth Day — and year-round.

Earth Day Newsletter

There are a plethora of Earth Day-related events in the coming weeks. Employees will have access to a varied list of local events: From removing invasive species or building a new trail to picking up trash on the beach, we’re inviting employees to volunteer either as individuals or teams for at least one project this month.

Free Electronics Recycling

According to DoSomething.org, only 12.5% of e-waste is recycled. DocuSign IMPACT has partnered with 3R Technology to make e-waste recycling bins available in the Seattle office. As of 11th April, there are bins available in the kitchen for employees to recycle any and all e-waste. There is also a host of recycling points around our global offices to ensure we’re limiting our waste as much as possible.

What’s more, 3R technology will be donating $1 to Trees for the Future for every 100lbs of electronics collected in April across all e-waste collection events. Trees for the Future assists agricultural families in creating Forest Gardens – which provide greater sustenance, a sustainable future, and long-term environmental benefits for the planet. DocuSign IMPACT has chosen to match all donations up to $500.

Third Annual Non-profit Social

While this is our third non-profit social, it’s our first to exclusively feature environmentally-focused organisations. For employees looking to get involved, this non-profit social is a great place to start. Over light lunch, we’ll be highlighting local, green-centric non-profits in our Seattle and San Francisco offices, respectively, and providing employees with direct ways to get involved in their communities.

Learn more here about how DocuSign IMPACT harnesses the power of our technology, our dollars, and our employees to make a difference in communities around the globe.  

See what it takes to become a Green Digital hero here.