Congratulations to Muskego High School Senior Megan Weisinsel won the 2014 Inpro Scholarship. Megan is planning on pursuing a degree at Waukesha County Technical College for Architectural Drafting / Construction Technology. In her application materials she mentioned, “this is my focus because I enjoy architectural drafting and I also enjoy the construction aspect of architecture.”
Inpro Corporation is proud to give back to the community. This year the $1,000 scholarship was available to students seeking degrees from a two or four year program at a college, university, or technical school.
Inpro has partnered with Waukesha County Adopt-A-Highway Litter Control program. Our first clean-up took place on May 10th and was a blast! We cleaned up over 2 miles of Hwy U from 164 to ES. One local resident came outside to see what we were up to; in over his 20 years of living on that stretch of road he has never seen a group of people cleaning it up. He was thrilled to see Inpro care enough to dedicate a few hours to cleaning up his neighborhood throughout the summer!
Adopt-A-Highway is Wisconsin’s litter control program and helps:
Reduce litter along Wisconsin’s highways
Build statewide support for the anti-litter and highway beautification programs
Educate the traveling public to properly dispose of litter
Enhance the environment and beautify Wisconsin’s roadsides
A syndrome known as Colony Collapse Disorder has been on the rise causing honey bee colonies to decline at an annual rate of 30% or more. This phenomenon causes adult bees to abruptly vanish, leaving the queen and her brood in a deserted hive. Theories as to the cause range from pesticides, to a type of mite, to unknown pathogens, but solid answers to reverse the trend remain elusive.
The danger of colony collapse is significant as numerous agricultural crops rely on bees for pollination. Bees pollinate more than 100 types of crops in the U.S., from almonds to berries. According to the UN, close to $200 billion worth crops globally are dependent on bees to help in spreading pollen.
Inpro has decided to do its part in reversing the trend by installing a honey bee sanctuary on its corporate campus outside Milwaukee. The initial population introduced in the hives was 6,000-7,000 bees, which Inpro hopes will grow to about 20,000 bees once the hives are in full production. During Earth Week 2014, Inpro executives and staff cut the ribbon to officially open the bee sanctuary.
This project has offered a platform for employee education on honey bees, their decline, the health benefits of local honey and more. Inpro has also involved young students at Inpro University daycare on campus. Young students tried on beekeeper suits, painted bee hives and learned about all that bees do in the world. In the fall of 2014 Inpro will hold an employee honey-jarring event. All honey will be sold to employees and the funds raised will be reinvested in future sustainability projects at Inpro.
Inpro has a tradition of hosting employee lunches every other Thursday. During those lunches employees are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items that are then given to the Muskego Food Pantry. Typically the Food Pantry receives a full barrel of canned goods per month from these efforts, which helps them continue to feed hundreds of people monthly. Additionally, they’re currently housed in one of Inpro’s buildings in the Muskego Industrial Park at no cost to the pantry.
The Muskego Food Pantry's mission is to feed the people of the Muskego area and treat them with dignity, respect, and compassion.
Inpro wants to reduce energy costs and wants employee's households to reap the rewards of energy efficiency too. What better way to do that than encourage employees to play a fun card game that gives you credit for the simple Cool Choices you can make every day to save money and energy. See one of our teams, "Go Green or Go Home" in the photo below ready to play with their Cool Choices cards!
To learn more about Cool Choices, visit coolchoices.com