TOTE Celebrates Earth Day Cleanup at Port of Tacoma

From left: Seth Storset, Trevor Price, Michael Whiseman, Emily Manley, Lauren Taylor, Shannon Peter, Candace Smith, Tasheen James-Salami, Carmen Bird, Paul Vierela

In honor of Earth Day, TOTE Maritime Alaska employees celebrated with a volunteer cleanup event at Port of Tacoma. Volunteers spent their morning picking up litter and debris along the road and exterior of the terminal.

Paul Vierela, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Specialist, coordinated the annual event. With Safety as a top priority, team members went out in groups of 2-4 and collected over 15 garbage bags of trash from the side of the road and along the railroad tracks.

Following the cleanup, TOTE Maritime Alaska hosted a BBQ for volunteers and operations partners at the Terminal office.

“Cleaning up at the terminal for Earth Day is something I enjoy and try to do every year as a way to contribute to a better environment. This year, I got to do it with my team which was a great team bonding experience!” said Candace Smith, Invoicing Supervisor for TOTE Maritime Alaska.