Life at Perficient

Chatting About Sustainability with Sarah Shapiro

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At Perficient, you get to work with so many talented and passionate colleagues. You also get the chance to share your passions through various committees and employee resource groups across the company.

Earlier this week I got to sit down with Sarah Shapiro, a regional marketing manager out of the St. Louis office, to discuss being green. Sarah is a member of our St. Louis Sustainability Committee and has been since its inception. I can testify that leading the committee is a big role and Sarah (along with many others) helps me to stay on top of tasks on the Sustainability Committee.

LEARN MORE: About Sustainability at Perficient

Finding Career Growth and Fulfillment at Perficient

I’m currently the Regional Marketing Manager overseeing our GEO business units’ marketing efforts across the United States. My team is responsible for a wide range of activities such as client and partner events, content, and various campaigns. Every day is different in our world! I’ve been with Perficient for over three years now, starting off as a Regional Marketing Coordinator. I’ve been promoted three times since then. #GrowthForEveryone

Joining Perficient’s Sustainability CommitteeRecycling Center

My family was very eco-conscious taught me from a young age about recycling and reducing waste. My grade school also had a program that I joined to learn more about sustainable practices. We went on some great field trips including a recycling center and a conservation park. I’ve always had a deep-rooted interest in sustainability and conservation because of this. When our St. Louis office formed a Sustainability Committee, I instantly joined. By joining the committee, I felt that I had a hand in what Perficient is doing to increase our sustainable practices.

Ways to Green Up Your Work From Home Life

I try my best to practice what I preach. I recycle everything I possibly can – and in the correct manner as well. A lot of people don’t realize that some of the things they are trying to recycle actually cause more harm than good. I also have my own herb and vegetable garden which I get a ton of produce out of during the summer months. In addition, I’ve been working hard to conserve and multiply our bee and butterfly populations in the area by planting more plants that attract them. We literally can’t survive without the bees and it’s such an important cause in conservation right now.
Every person has an impact on our world. I think that’s important to note. Just a couple other ways I try to keep green at home and work:
  • Using natural light
  • Setting my Nest to eco mode throughout the day
  • Drinking out of reusable bottles and using reusable straws
  • Unplugging my electronics when I’m done for the day
  • Not printing things I don’t need. Traveling for work or leisure? Download your ticket on your smartphone.
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Tomatoes from early summer

Perficient Shows Commitment to People and the Communities in Which They Live and Work

It’s important for Perficient to have groups like this to show our commitment to both our people and our communities. This committee has provided our office colleagues with education and tips, helped cut down waste, and give back to our community through trash cleanup.
Other groups are equally important because they bring a sense of community into work as well. In such a large organization, it’s great to be able to meet other people outside of your department and get to know them through shared beliefs.

Getting Involved at Perficient

There are so many ways to get involved, the best thing to do is ask. If you have a passion for something, whether it’s sustainability, giving back, or fitness, there’s most likely a group you can join. We now have two global employee resource groups on top of various committees throughout the company. My number one piece of advice when people start here is to get involved. Get to know your peers and colleagues.

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At Perficient, we continually look for ways to champion and challenge our talented workforce with interesting projects for high-profile clients, encourage personal and professional growth through training and mentoring, and celebrate our people-oriented culture and the innovative ways they serve Perficient and the community.

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