Cummins’ downtown celebration to be ‘clean and green’

On the heels of last week’s Cummins announcement of June as the sixth annual company Environmental Month, officials say that Saturday’s downtown Columbus event will be clean and green.

Cummins employees and retirees will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the company Saturday with food, music and other entertainment in the area between Mill Race Park and Jackson Street. But the company is also committed to making sure that things stay environmentally friendly says Sally Leyes, director of internal communications.

Among the efforts will be banning of plastic water bottles. Instead, attendees will be asked to bring their own reusable water bottles or hydration stations in the area will be offering compostable cups.

The downtown celebration is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

On Thursday, Cummins will be holding its 9th annual Community Wide Recycling Day from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Columbus Engine Plant parking lot on Central Avenue, as part of its Environmental Month efforts.