Supporting the Greater Good in Our Communities
Posted October 5, 2017
Our industry recognizes that being part of a community means working with neighbors to support the greater good, whether that is helping after a disaster, improving access to health, education and social activities or investments in other initiatives that strengthen the fabric of community life.
Oil and natural gas companies are committed to the communities where they operate – where our employees work, live, play and raise their families. Our workers and their families care greatly about the places they call home. This is why safety, protecting the environment and public health, and giving back to our communities are some of the industry’s top priorities.
Here’s a look at some examples from social media of this commitment in action, activities that are helping create thriving, successful communities:
We had a great time at the @hmns STEM/NOVA event, part of the @boyscouts initiative to create excitement around #STEM #WeatherfordWISE pic.twitter.com/x6JUHXP9bn— Weatherford (@WeatherfordCorp) October 2, 2017
Our dear friend Macay from Devon Energy present our top readers with bks and bkpks on behalf of OKC Foundation! #OKCPS #DevonEnergy pic.twitter.com/tFpJLAZtrn— Mark Twain Elem (@ElemMark) September 30, 2017
Help the #Astros & #ConocoPhillips honor outstanding #Houston math teachers. Nominate today: https://t.co/rFK0loYPYs pic.twitter.com/Db2Vx9hyzc— ConocoPhillips (@conocophillips) September 29, 2017
Northern Alberta school seeks to improve mental health & taste buds with on-site greenhouse - https://t.co/BOqFDcB8Kb pic.twitter.com/seEzxpxh8r— Enbridge (@Enbridge) October 2, 2017
Thank you @GreatMindsSTEM & @ShellDiversity for a fabulous #STEMShowdown @UHouston! Congrats to #YWCPASTEM students for their 2nd place win! pic.twitter.com/cZXUEFMT4u— YWCPA (@YWCPAHISD) September 29, 2017
Special thank you to @Shell_US for helping us return to the great city of Houston and make the STEM Showdown possible! #STEM pic.twitter.com/SLuusOBPus— Great Minds in STEM (@GreatMindsSTEM) September 29, 2017
Family Night at our partner @GCCISD Victoria Walker Elementary was AWESOME! Our team performed fun science experiments with 200+ students! pic.twitter.com/k6QpjX0TUS— ExxonMobil Baytown (@ExxonMobilBTA) September 29, 2017
The @bklynlibrary among New York organizations booking $80,000 in Williams grants: https://t.co/w1akJh2JMz pic.twitter.com/hcNof6l7e2— Williams (@WilliamsUpdates) September 29, 2017
Rebuilding community spirit – Fort McMurray’s new mini libraries are sure to brighten the community which continues to...Posted by TransCanada on Friday, September 29, 2017
Members of our Permian team sort donations for the @CarlsbadMSD Emergency Clothing Closet @UnitedWay #dayofcaring #livingourvalues pic.twitter.com/OXcqlYc8RK— Marathon Oil (@MarathonOil) September 28, 2017
At BP, we invest in more than just energy. We invest in initiatives that strengthen the communities where our employees live and work. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor the Chicago Architecture Biennial. #ChicagoBiennialPosted by BP America on Thursday, September 21, 2017
Thrilled to have these wonderful @conocophillips #volunteers in the kitchen this morning! They're preparing lunches for 939 #YYC kids! pic.twitter.com/XIxwbcLQw8— BB4CK-Brown Bagging (@BrownBaggingIt) September 26, 2017
About The Author
Mary Schaper is a Digital Communications Manager for the American Petroleum Institute. She previously worked on Capitol Hill for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee as Digital Director and for Senator Lisa Murkowski. Before coming to D.C., she spearheaded digital strategy for Murkowski's successful Senate write-in campaign in 2010. Schaper enjoys traveling and taking in the local culture alongside her husband, their son and loyal springer spaniel.