Where were you June 17th, 1985? Discovery Channel made it’s debut and celebrated the 25th Anniversary this past Friday. Reinforcing Discovery Communication’s mission, 2,500 employees around the world made an impact volunteering with 140 worldwide events including Chicago, London, Miami, Madrid, Rome, New York, Maryland, Singapore and more. In my local office in Chicago I joined my fellow co-workers and headed to the 285 acre Chicago Botanic Garden. Pulling weeds, sorting seeds and washing pots and having a lot of fun getting dirty, sweating and laughing. Employees around the world cleaned 35 beaches, painted 15 schools and community buildings and prepared meals and organized donations at 26 shelters providing care for children, orphans and animals. We documented our experiences with almost 2,000 pictures on Flickr. You can also follow our experiences on twitter @discovery.com and #ourimpact and see for yourselves the impact employees have made in their communities. Discovery Our Impact was such a success that it has been made an annual event.