Most people will be aware that RBC has a substantial presence in both Jersey and Guernsey and as an organisation they offer support to the local community in many ways, probably the most high profile Jersey event they are involved with is the Swimarathon, which they sponsor, and this year raised an amazing £146,000 for local charities.
However, water is RBC’s global environmental cause. Through the RBC Blue Water Project, they have committed $50 million over ten years to help protect freshwater. Since 2008, RBC has provided grants to more than 400 charitable organizations worldwide that protect watersheds and ensure access to clean drinking water.
To celebrate their commitment, RBC held their first-ever RBC Blue Water Day in June last year, this was largely promoted within RBC offices across the world.
This year, RBC are stepping up their game and going viral with the launch of 'Join the Wave', a public campaign to create a global wave of support for water protection. This wave will take place in a virtual sports stadium that RBC have created on Facebook. They hope that people will learn or do something about water protection, and then 'Join the Wave' by uploading their photo into an avatar on the Facebook stadium. For every seat that’s filled in the stadium, RBC will donate C$1 to help the World Wildlife Fund protect water, up to C$100,000.
RBC are inviting anyone who wants to learn or do something about water protection to Join the Wave directly through Facebook.
I’m very pleased to do my bit to promote this very worth while initiative and I amd sure that many people in Jerey will 'Join the Wave and that with the support and commitment of RBC staff, clients, and those who care about this cause will make RBC Blue Water Day 2011 a huge success.
Thanks for everything you do to serve our clients and our communities.
To learn more about what RBC is doing to support the environment click http://www.rbc.com/environment/index.html
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