Volunteers Revitalize Capital City Bird Sanctuary

September 14, 2018

LyondellBasell Global Care Day Renews Commitment to Community

LANSING, MI. – Sept. 14, 2018 –  LyondellBasell Lansing Business & Technology Center employees and their families spent time at the Capital City Bird Sanctuary, a 63-acre property owned by Michigan Audubon located northwest of downtown Lansing. 

The group focused their efforts on various maintenance activities for Global Care Day. Now in its 19th year, the event encourages LyondellBasell staff around the world to collectively participate in community service projects.

“Our efforts were not only well received by those who enjoy this park, but our employees, spouses and children truly had a wonderful day spending time in nature,” said Matt Collier, Lansing Business & Technology Center site manager. “Although we worked hard, it was great to be outside and enjoy all the scenery and tranquility the sanctuary had to offer.”

Activities included nest box end-of-season cleaning, removal of invasive plant and tree species and trail maintenance.

“Global Care Day is one of our facility’s favorite events and we devote hours to planning and organizing before we ever pick up a weedwhacker or pair of loppers,” said Quentin Boll, volunteer coordinator. “We can provide so much manpower and expertise and help an organization that would ordinarily need weeks and a lot of extra funding to do the same type of work that we accomplished in one day.”

Over the past 19 years, approximately 30,000 LyondellBasell employees and their families have donated more than 190,000 volunteer hours in support of their communities on Global Care Day.

"We were very pleased with the volunteer effort at Capital City Bird Sanctuary; with the extra help provided by LyondellBasell volunteers, we were able to promote our conservation goals and provide better habitat for birds and other wildlife at the sanctuary,” said Linnea Rowse, Michigan Audubon Conservation Program Coordinator.


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About LyondellBasell
LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2018, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” More information about LyondellBasell can be found at  www.LyondellBasell.com.

About LyondellBasell’s Lansing Business & Technical Center
LyondellBasell’s Lansing Business and Technical Center is dedicated to the business management, product development, technical analysis and commercialization of polypropylene-based compounded materials.

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