Giving back is a major priority at Walden.  We are passionate about improving the environment and enhancing the well-being of the communities in which we live and work; we always strive to improve them with our time and contributions.  To do this, on an annual basis the Walden Staff take a day away from work to celebrate the company day for formation May 19, 1995 by performing a day of community service – examples of the work we have performed in the past are detailed below.  If you are from a not-for profit and looking for a group of volunteers, please contact Walden Environmental Engineering to discuss further.  We are always looking for the next local community that can utilize our expertise whenever possible.

Mary Brennan INN - 2018
In 2018, Walden Environmental Engineering volunteered at the Mary Brennan INN. The Mary Brennan INN is the largest soup kitchen on Long Island, serving a hot, five course meal to over 200 people every day. The INN offers hot showers, toiletries, household items, a clothing boutique, emergency services and a pantry section for those in need. The Walden staff helped prepare the meal for the day, cleaned the facility, and organized the pantry and clothing section. “We were fortunate enough to have Walden come in today to volunteer,” said Jason Tessler, Mary Brennan INN Manager. “You guys rocked and I hope to see you back!”
Nassau County Firefighters Museum - 2017
In 2017, Walden was honored to help at the Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center in Garden City, New York. This museum stores countless pieces of historic firefighting equipment from Long Island Fire Departments and houses an education center for children to learn about the dangers of fire and how to react in a threatening situation. Walden dusted well-maintained historic fire engines, sanitized children’s chairs and toys, polished glass cases, organized the educational center, and cleaned floors to allow visitors and employees to enjoy the museum and education center.
Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf - 2016
In 2016, Walden volunteered at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf.. This school works hard to enhance the quality of life for people who are deaf or have other special communication needs. The campus is a beautiful place thanks to their hard working staff. The Walden staff had a great day working on Mill Neck’s 86-acre campus, painting light posts, removing stumps and weeding around the property.  There are only 3 groundskeepers at Mill Neck Manor, so with Walden’s 20 plus staff and family members, we certainly made an impact on lightening their work load.
Waterfront Center, Oyster Bay NY - 2015
In 2015, Walden celebrated its 20th anniversary by volunteering at the Waterfront Center, fittingly in the firm’s hometown of Oyster Bay. The Center is devoted to educating the public on the marine environment while promoting the protection and enjoyment of local waterways. Walden’s staff geared up to help prepare the sailboats used in the Center’s youth sailing program, in addition to organizing materials and repainting tables used in their many educational endeavors. Our timing was perfect, as the Waterfront Center prepared to kickoff its summer season just one week after Walden Day.
Rebuilding The Village of Island Park - 2014
In 2014, Walden volunteered to help the Village of Island Park with a number of miscellaneous activities around the Village. The Walden staff participated in beach clean-up activities to help the Village prepare for the upcoming beach season. Walden also helped with road surveying around the streets to help gather information for an upcoming drainage project happening within the Village.
Breezy Point - 2013
In 2013, Walden volunteered with Breezy Point and helped homeowners with landscaping tasks to service in their recovery from damages suffered due to Superstorm Sandy. The community had focused on rebuilding their homes, all of which had been flooded and some of which were destroyed by fire. Walden weeded and planted flowers to help beautify the community and help restore some sense of normalcy. One location we focused on was a local 9/11 memorial that had been neglected after the storm damage. Our efforts were greatly appreciated and everyone from Walden was truly honored to help this community which had been through so much.
The Town of Hempstead - 2012
In 2012, Walden spent the day volunteering for the Town of Hempstead. Staff members volunteered for a day of service to assist the Town of Hempstead with their storm drain medallion program.  Staff members spent the day in the neighborhood of Franklin Square gluing medallions to the inlets of storm drains.  The medallions are part of a larger Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) program aimed at increasing public awareness and reducing the amount of pollutants which find their way into our bays and oceans.
North Shore Land Alliance - 2010/2011
In 2010 and 2011, Walden volunteered for the North Shore Land Alliance. Both these years, Walden’s staff spent the day weeding and clearing trails at the Fox Hollow Preserve and Hope Goddard Iselin Preserve. These preserves act as a place for visitors to enjoy nature, and Walden’s staff was very excited to spend the day outside in nature giving back to the community.
LI Cares Food Bank - 2009
In 2009, Walden spent the day volunteering at the Long Island Cares Food Bank. The Food Bank began on Long Island in 1980, and now has many agencies across Nassau and Suffolk. Walden staff spent the day packing canned goods following the United States Postal Service food drive. LI Cares supplies more than 8 million pounds of food and supplies every year across Long Island’s food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, group homes, and many other facilities.
Habitat for Humanity - 2008
In 2008, Walden volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help build an affordable house in Suffolk County. Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to build houses in communities for families in need. Walden’s staff spent the day putting up structures and walls to ensure a stable household. Habitat Suffolk has a goal of building 10-12 houses a year, and we hope we made an impact during our day of service.
Apply for your organization to partner with Walden

Walden dedicates time every year to give back to the community when the entire staff comes together for a day of service. If you are interested in having Walden team up with your organization, please fill out the form below.

Your message was sent successfully. Thanks.

Something went wrong. Please check all input forms.