Earth Day has evolved over the years, becoming the perfect day for corporate reflection. Today earth day is described as “A Day we celebrate humanity’s movement towards a greener, more sustainable future that protects and supports every living thing on earth.” The article below shares statistics, ideas, and our contributions to inspire others to initiate sustainable change, big or small.
Food For Thought
Turning off, going paperless, recycling, and using reusable grocery bags are small, impactful changes that any business can implement to make a significant difference. Here are a few shocking stats:
- The world produces 300 million tons of paper each year
- Out of the 17 billion cubic feet of trees deforested each year, over 60% are used to make paper
- Only 35% of waste is recycled in the USA out of 267 million tons of garbage.
- In Canada, only 9% of all plastic is recycled, and the rest ends up in a landfill.
- The average plastic shopping bag is used for 12 minutes but takes 1,000 years to degrade.
- Unfortunately, 160,000 plastic bags are used per second globally, less than 1% of which are recycled.
Become Part of The solution
Create impactful change as part of a team by doing something to benefit the environment and local green spaces. Here are a few simple ideas:
- Partake in earth day programs
- Share some Earth Day love on social
- Plant trees
- Support local farmers
- Create a green committee
- Organize a community clean-up
Or orchestrate a fundraiser for your favourite green charity. Although cliché, Earth Day means that every day is an opportunity to impact the future. A message that we take seriously at Carney. We contribute to sustainability by:
- Turning off electronics and lights at the end of each day
- Eliminating the use of plastic bags
- Providing fully electric products/systems
- Encouraging customers to abolish 98% of battery wash waste
- Going paperless
Carney is committed to change. As an organization, we plan to continue to improve our CSR and increase our sustainability efforts each year. Our team participated in Earth Hour this year and celebrated Earth Day by cleaning up a local green space; check out the photos below.
Learn more about Earth Day: https://www.earthday.org/