Earthworms is the Environmental Sustainability Pillar of Angie’s List Developing Professionals Network. This group is co-Chaired by: Sara Craft and Joey Ponce. They recently joined KIB’s Adopt-a-Block program as the first business! They will be caring for Pine Street to the west, Dickson Street to the east, Washington Street to the south, and Market Street to the north.
What neighborhood do you live in?
We live in Holy Cross, East of Downtown Indianapolis
What is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis?
For us, our surrounding community is the most inspiring place in Indianapolis. It inspires us to help, reach out and build-up the neighborhood and community we are a part of.
How long have you supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful?
We have supported Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and its efforts for some time now, but it is in the past two months that we have officially joined with them on a much larger level.
Why do you volunteer with KIB?
Our group works towards improving our company’s impact on the environment, teaching others to be more environmentally proactive and expanding these practices into our community. KIB is such a strong force already existing with many of the same missions, so it is only to our mutual benefit that we work with them.
What impact do you feel that the work with KIB has on the community?
Our work with KIB teaches our community the importance of environmental responsibility, the effect it has on the quality of our community and teaches us to respect our surroundings. The process of being a part of the betterment of your community really helps strengthen the bonds in that community.
What else are you involved in within the community?
We work with RecycleForce, PUP and the Indy Bike Hub to consider better alternatives to the practices already in place on our work campus.
Why would you encourage others to support KIB?
The work KIB does for the community is priceless. The organization encourages something that many have forgotten, but is integral to the foundation of a great community. With each new project that passes, KIB helps to strengthen that foundation and create a better, healthier and more active community.
If you were describing KIB to a friend, what three words would you use?
Priceless. Hard-working. “Besties”.
We are so honored and thrilled to be a part of KIBs efforts in our neighboring communities. The work we do with them will help to enrich a community that really needs it and will be infinitely grateful for the efforts. We know that this continued relationship will only result in very great things for our communities.