A two-toed sloth, hanging from a wood bar, was a big hit at the event and a part of the Organization for Bat Conservation’s display. (Photos by Laura Long and Jessica Ehrler of FCA US Photo Imaging)

A two-toed sloth, hanging from a wood bar, was a big hit at the event and a part of the Organization for Bat Conservation’s display. 

Community | April 21 2017

FCA US Gets a Little Wild for Earth Day

The Chrysler World Headquarters and Technology Center (CTC) in Michigan got a little wild when a few of nature’s finest dropped in for a visit during Earth Day 2017.

A two-toed sloth, bald eagle and a border collie trained to herd geese showed their stuff to employees who had the chance to ask questions and take pictures. Rounding out the cavalcade of animals were some flying squirrels, bats, owls, starfish, turtles, salamander, sea lamprey and a boa constrictor.

Meanwhile, more than 40 local organizations and businesses also set up displays and booths to share information about their environmental and conservation efforts.

“The event’s goal was to educate employees about the need to protect and preserve the earth and to get outside and enjoy it,” said Environmental, Health and Safety event coordinator Dave Jump.

The facility is an ecosystem unto itself with more than 15,000 employees working with offices surrounded by more than 100-acres of natural wetlands, walking trails and a plethora of animals and plants.

When the facility was designed 25 years ago, one of the specific goals was to preserve the natural environment. So it’s not just on Earth Day that we balance work and wildlife. We work hard every day to follow through on the Company’s environmental commitments.

Employees took lots of photos of the bald eagle the Howell (Mich.) Nature Center rescued and brought to the event. (Photos by Laura Long and Jessica Ehrler of FCA US Photo Imaging)

Employees took lots of photos of the bald eagle the Howell (Mich.) Nature Center rescued and brought to the event. (Photos by Laura Long and Jessica Ehrler of FCA US Photo Imaging)