Community Star David C., Customer Resource Center – Phoenix

September 2, 2020

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Get to know David

Q.  How long have you been with Republic?
A.  Since March of 2018

Q.  Can you share a little more on your personal connection or passion for the Earth Day Network?
A.  When I was a boy, I was a Boy Scout and got to go camping near Philadelphia. This trip made a huge impact as I learned about wildlife, plants and trees that I had not had exposure to. Where I lived, there was very little wildlife other than pigeons, sparrows and an occasional squirrel. At that time, around 1964, I started to notice the pollution in my community, like soap suds and oil in creeks, a bad sulfur smell in the air and how it was impacting my community. The first Earth Day took place my senior year in High School and I felt very strongly about supporting our planet. In college, I participated in some demonstrations as well as community action events. Over time, you could see the positive effects from legislation like the Clean Water Act. I have continued to embrace my love for Earth Day and supporting our planet and try to live my life in a way that promotes continued sustainability for people, wildlife and plants.

Q.  What is something people may not know about you?
A.  I have been cooking since I was around 8 years old and have a collection of around 450+ antique and contemporary cookbooks.

Q.  Tell us about some of your hobbies or interests?
A.  Outside of work I enjoy gardening, walking outdoors, listening to rock music, reading, learning, and making things.

Q.  I am my best self at work and outside work when ____.
A.  … I go with the flow.

Q.  Anything else you would like to share?
A.  I have a daughter who is a physicist/scientist in the field of Earth Sciences. I am grateful and happy to have a good job with a great company.