2019 is quickly coming to a close, and our team at MASS is looking back on the past twelve months with abundant gratitude. We are so thankful for the support from each of you, as we’ve continued to grow and move forward on our mission to leave behind a thriving earth for the next generation. In that spirit, we wanted to take an opportunity to reflect on our favourite memories of 2019, and share some of them with you. In celebration of the year behind us, we thought we’d take this opportunity to reflect on a few of our favourite moments.
1. Goodbye, Old Friend
Company President, George Brown said goodbye to the oldest Rocket in Canada at Seneca College. In bidding farewell, and saying ‘hello’ to the new, George wrote a guest post on our blog, in celebration of all that he learned with the first Rocket as he excitedly anticipated the installation of an updated Rocket In-Vessel Composting System on campus. Read the Blog Post: HERE.
2. Inspiring the Next Generation
In April, our Waste Audit Manager, Mac Brown had the opportunity to speak to the entire student body at Holy Trinity School in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He presented their Waste Audit results, and shared with them the opportunities they have to reduce their environmental impact by reducing their waste. The response from the students was overwhelmingly positive and it was incredible the see even the youngest children in the school taking action in the weeks that followed to reduce the waste generated within their classrooms.
3. Coast-To-Coast Impact
MASS is proud to be a Canadian company, serving businesses across the country. This year, our team had the opportunity to travel throughout Canada. Highlights include St. John’s, Newfoundland, Lake Louise Alberta, and The Forks, Manitoba. As we work diligently every day to leave behind a healthy and thriving earth, we are grateful for the chance to see the incredible parts of Canada that remind us why Mother Nature is worth protecting.
4. Mayors’ Challenge
This year, our team participated in the Northumberland County Keep the County Clean Mayors’ Challenge. The MASS team got decked out in our litter clean-up gear and collected huge amounts of waste that had been littered alongside the roads of our town. This was an eye opening experience for our team members, as we came to learn how big the litter problem truly is. As we work to protect our planet, this type of hands-on experience is always a great way to remind us of our purpose in what we do.
5. An Office “Happily Ever After”
Two of our team members, Mac and Heather Brown tied the knot in May 18th 2019! As a family owned and operated business, these types of moments are especially exciting for our team as we celebrate together!
6. Here We Grow Again … New Faces Of The MASS Team!
This year, we welcomed many new team members. We are excited to have Gavin McGuire (Waste Audit Technician & Sustainability Coordinator), Cian Creed-Healy (Customer Service Supervisor), Ben Cochrane (Finance Associate), Nick Trotter (Waste Audit Technician) & Chantale Balzan (Associate) as additions to our growing team as we enter the year ahead.
7. Waste 360 – Women Leaders In Waste
In October 2019, Marnie Brown was recognized as a female leader in the waste industry, by the leading global publication for waste & recycling professionals. This was a well-deserved honour for our Vice-President, and we are prouder than ever to celebrate her accomplishments and success.
8. Giving Back To Our Community
This year, MASS Environmental Services Inc. has decided to celebrate the spirit of giving by making a corporate donation in support of the Cobourg Salvation Army mobile outreach program. This program supports a vehicle that travels throughout our county, servicing the most vulnerable members of our community, by providing them with warmth from the elements and hot meal. MASS is proud to support such an important initiative that provides imperative services to those who need them most.
9. Celebrating Together
This year, our team celebrated our annual Christmas Party by attending a Chef’s Table Dinner at Bistro ’67, then headed to Toronto Glow to take in the breathtaking holiday lights displays! We had so much fun celebrating as a team, and making memories together.