Zebra has been thinking about heroes a lot lately, including the workers using our solutions on the front lines, to our employees, partners and customers who work to get our solutions into the hands of workers who are in essential roles. Each day, we pause to express our enormous gratitude for everyone involved in keeping our business and other essential businesses running. In fact, you can find many Zebras at home sewing masks or using 3D printers to create face shields to supplement personal protective equipment (PPE) and show appreciation for the heroic efforts put forth day in and day out by doctors, nurses, delivery drivers, store associates, restaurateurs, public safety professionals and warehouse workers.
Over the last few weeks, though, we’ve also asked employees to pause and reflect on what’s happening around the world from an environmental perspective. The COVID-19 outbreak has brought to light the impact that humans have on the planet’s health. It has become clearer than ever that we must take tangible action to protect the environment, even as we’re protecting ourselves from COVID-19.
Advocating for Climate Action through Art
Because environmental sustainability is one of Zebra’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) priorities, and we take current social distancing directives very seriously, we decided to celebrate Earth Day 2020 by inviting Zebra employees and their new “colleagues” (i.e. family members) to create posters encouraging people to mobilize around this year’s global theme: Climate Action. Both the theme – set annually by the Earth Day Network – and our poster contest were aimed at raising awareness about the climate crisis and the opportunity we have to reach a zero-carbon future.
We had several creative, meaningful entries from around the world, and it was nearly impossible to select just three to showcase. But we think you will understand why these particular posters stood out to us.
First up is Ananya Pandey, a Zebra employee in Bangalore, India, who used the challenge to introduce us to the person who she believes is Earth’s top hero: you!