Mumbai: More than 150 employees from across Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Los Angeles operations recently took part in the ninth annual Sony Global Volunteer Day.
To celebrate the company’s ongoing commitment to a better environment, Sony Pictures partnered with Friends of Ballona Wetlands on a special wetlands restoration project to remove invasive plants from the Ballona Dunes area and to maintain a network of trails and an educational area. A second Sony group spent the day removing debris from the beach where Ballona Creek meets the Pacific Ocean during a coastal clean-up.
"At Sony Pictures, we believe we have a responsibility to give back to the communities in which we work and the world that we all share. The participation of so many employees within the Sony Pictures family for our ninth Volunteer Day is testament to how strongly we view this commitment," says Sony Pictures Entertainment corporate social responsibility senior vice president Janice Pober.
The Ballona Wetlands represent some of the last undeveloped areas in the Los Angeles area and are unique to the area around Playa del Rey. Today the wetlands operate at about one-fourth of their natural capacity, but still function as an important haven for migratory birds and other wildlife and serve as a critical link between coastal land areas and the ocean.
"We are thrilled that so many employees from Sony Pictures came out to donate their time and to share their passion for restoration with our organization. The contributions made by this group provided needed repairs to our outdoor classroom areas, and will help the native plants and wildlife of the Ballona Dunes to flourish for years to come," says Friends of Ballona Wetlands programs director Kelly Rose.