So join in, and take a step back, look at what can be done for the planet and each other. Don't worry, there's no need to buy a card (but feel free to put your creativity to the test and make an Earth Gift using only things you'd otherwise throw away)!
Sure, the mantra is repeated around the world this time of the year: "Earth Day Every Day" But what does that mean? Don't drive for the day? Recycle extra well on April 22nd?
Here at GreenProfit Solutions, we try to make that oft-repeated statement ring true. How? We consider the potential environmental impacts from nearly every activity we engage in.
As an example: From minimizing driving distances through combining stops to being as fuel-efficient as possible by avoiding rapid starts and stops as well as maintaining all vehicles, we seek to reduce our transportation footprint.
- We seek to educate others about new progress made in sustainable projects around the world, and how to apply them here.
- In fact, our Facebook fan page has over 50 links already speaking about exactly that.
- The efforts don't end there, but, if interested, simply Contact Us for more details.
Interested in doing something exciting for Earth Day/Week? The Federal Government is hosting a number of discussions, roundtables, and various activities around the country. If you're in DC, take a moment to visit the NASA Earth Day area at the National Mall. Unable to make it to the nation's capital? Check out the Earth Day Network and search out events in your area.
Of course, more importantly than attending events is remembering the meaning of Earth Day. The first year was to point out glaring environmental ills: illegal dumping, polluted waterways, and toxic power plants. While these types of things continue to occur, there is more awareness and monitoring (from companies, the public, and EPA); it's in a company's best interest to be as environmentally-responsible as possible. Today, Earth Day should be looked at as a way to bring people together, independent of the dividing forces, in a joint effort to make the world we live a better place. Sustainability is a continually-evolving goal; why not approach it together?
So what are you doing for Earth Day?
Joseph Winn is the President of GreenProfit Solutions, Inc. a sustainability consulting, certifying and contracting firm. For more information, please contact Joseph at 1-800-358-2901 or email [email protected].