Timberland employees around the globe celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by participating in service projects as part of Timberland's Path of Service program. That program allows employees of the company to take up to 40 hours of paid leave time each year for community service. For this Earth Day, Timberland sponsored service events in communities where its retail stores were located, encouraging customers to join in. Since 2000, Timberland reports that employees have volunteered for over 100,000 hours of community service. In related Timberland news, the company has appointed Fabian T. Garcia as senior vice president, international, responsible for managing Timberland's European, Asian, Latin American, and Canadian business. Garcia is replacing current VP International, Carden Welsh who is retiring at the end of this year.