By Dick Sloane
A historic overview:
NIEHS was awarded W.A.I.T. certification 4/23/05, becoming the first Research Triangle Park tenant to achieve this recognition.
W.A.I.T. stands for Wildlife And Industry Together (WAIT). It is a prestigious program managed in NC by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF), containing a fast-growing family of North Carolina workplaces that are practicing and promoting wildlife stewardship. WAIT benefits wildlife, communities, and the workplace, exhibiting a true win-win partnership. WAIT is a workplace stewardship effort to maximize portions of property for wildlife while developing environmental education opportunities for employees and the local community.
Some of the NIEHS programs highlighted in the certification include:
Bulletin boards, e-newsletters, demonstrations for area schools, field trips, volunteer efforts with Boy and Girl Scouts, and active participation in Research Triangle Park environmental efforts, including Electronics Recycling Days, and promotion of alternative modes of transportation were also sited in the certification. Look for the brown W.A.I.T. certification sign as you enter our main campus on the Environmental Parkway.