What Can Companies Do To Celebrate And Support Earth Day

What can companies do to celebrate and support Earth Day?

World Earth Day takes place on April 22. This year’s theme for Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth”. As the world slowed down during the pandemic, there was a lot of talk about how the earth was healing itself. According to the CSR Journal, our planet and the environment around us has witnessed a drastic fall in industrial and transport emissions and effluents, and measurable data supports the clearing of pollutants in the atmosphere, soil and water.

Aside from measurable data, there were tangible changes in our surroundings:

* Improvements in air quality
* Wildlife sightings in backyards
* Wild animals walking down urban streets
* Calm and quiet in our cities and towns

There is much concern around what happens now as life returns to normal – with access to the vaccine and the re-opening of the word. We will most likely see a steady increase in the exploitation of the earth’s natural resources for our selfish needs just like pre-pandemic. But hopefully this serves as a wakeup call and helps us reflect on the impact our decisions have on the planet.

In order to restore our earth, we must commit to collectively function at low emission levels, and apply other sustainable practices in the way we do business. This year’s theme reminds us to keep doing the work, and ignite awareness around how we can protect our planet, and why it matters that each one of us does our part.

What can companies do to celebrate and support Earth Day?
There’s a lot companies can do to support Earth Day today and every day.
Companies can build sustainable technologies that consume less energy and also have a net-zero impact on the environment.

Here’s a list of things companies can do to celebrate and support Earth Day:

* Increase WFH/hybrid options
* Organize local volunteer opportunities for employees. These include park or beach cleanups, recycling drives, tree planting, and composting projects.
* Hold a company-wide recycling competition between departments
* Donate hours or $$ to an environmental protection organization
* Create a team to lead the company’s eco-efforts and determine where you can have the biggest impact for the least amount of money.
* Determine Your Energy Consumption and commit to tracking improvement throughout the year

Positive Adventures has a long-standing commitment to the natural world and from the beginning, have been vocal advocates for creating a sustainable future. We believe Earth Day activities and celebrations should represent the culmination of sustainable long-term green efforts.

Use this day to set the tone for the rest of the year. This is an opportunity to define, plan, and support your company’s environmental goals, not only for Earth Day but for the years to come!