The Discovery World project brought together more than 20 PPG volunteers from the nearby Oak Creek, Wisconsin, coatings plant, who spent more than 150 service hours revitalizing the aquarium. PPG provided more than $63,000 to assist with the renovation project, including more than 100 gallons of PPG SUPER TECH, SPEEDHIDE and VIBRANCE COLLECTION paint products. PPG is the sole sponsor for the Reiman Aquarium’s new “Weird & Wild: Colorful Freshwater Species from Around the World” exhibit.
Discovery World is a leader in out-of-school learning experiences, emphasizing innovation and science, technology, engineering and math education by making connections to design, creativity, digital literacy and the marketplace. The aquarium features freshwater species from around the world, such as frogs, an alligator snapping turtle and fish from Asia, Africa and South America.
“Discovery World is a crown jewel in the Milwaukee area, and we are proud to expand our partnership with the organization to support the new Reiman Aquarium,” said PPG Corporate Global Social Responsibility executive director Sue Sloan. “PPG cares about the communities where our employees live and work, and we are committed to being a responsible business, employer and neighbor. This commitment is reflected in the support we provide to projects that focus on education and community sustainability.”
The PPG Colorful Communities initiative aims to enhance, protect and beautify the neighborhoods where the company operates around the world. Together with community partners and PPG employees who volunteer, the program supports projects that transform community assets using donated PPG products. In 2015, PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities projects, and it expects to complete about 30 more this year.