Posted February 5, 2018 at 12:29 PM by Amanda Frentz
On January 26th, 2018, New Orleans City Park won the Achievement Award in Employee Wellness at LifeCity’s annual “Love Your City Awards Ceremony”.
The event is held each year to recognize the efforts and impact of sustainable business leaders in the New Orleans area. City Park has been a premium member with LifeCity for three years and is excited about the progress made toward becoming a more sustainable organization and member of the New Orleans community. The Achievement Award in Employee Wellness recognized City Park’s improvements in employee engagement through all-staff events, increased opportunities for training and education, and a health and wellness fair.
Some of the proudest achievements in this area include the many events that bring our employees together, including a bowling party, crawfish boil, health and wellness fair, holiday luncheon, and a breakfast. These organization-wide events are a great opportunity for individuals from different departments to share updates and progress, hear new ideas and suggestions for improvements, play games, have fun, and get to know one another. A huge thanks to City Park’s human resources team for their hard work organizing the events.
We are also proud of our new monthly lunch and learn program, called Food for Thought Lunches, hosted by City Park’s Green Team. The goal of the program is to provide sustainability education to Park employees and to foster a culture of environmental stewardship within City Park. Each lunch features organizations or individuals in the community that are contributing to a greener New Orleans. So far, we have learned from Compost N.O.W., Bike Easy, Energy Smart and Energy Wise, New Orleans Botanical Garden, and The Green Project.
City Park is very grateful for all of the support and guidance provided by the LifeCity team. They have played a huge role in helping us achieve our sustainability goals. For more information about what we have accomplished this year, check out our 2017 Sustainability Highlights below this paragraph.