Pledging an Act of Green
Earth Day was started back on April 22, 1970. It was the day that Americans made it clear that they understood and were deeply concerned over the deterioration of our environment and the mindless dissipation of our resources. We have come a long way since then with remarkable changes in government, law, politic, and economics. It has reshaped many people’s philosophy of life and scale of values. We now understand the fact that “everything is connected to everything else” and accept the responsibility not only to set straight the mistakes of the past but to avoid repeating them in the future.
And so it begins. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016. It’s bigger than attending a rally and taking a stand.
Trees for the Earth is the 2016 theme.
To take part you only need to make a small change to reduce your carbon footprint, or you could just finally get round to recycling your e-waste.
Top Ten Energy Saving Tips
At The Office
1. Turn lights off when offices, conference rooms, restrooms or break
rooms are not in use – even when just leaving for lunch or a
2. Designate a “Last to Leave” policy – the last person to leave the
office turns off the lights.
3. Power down office equipment - like computers, copiers and mailroom
equipment - at the end of the day or when not in use for long
4. Use power strips to turn off equipment that uses power even when
not in use (standby mode).
5. Rather than adjusting the office temperature up or down, try keeping
a sweater at the office.
6. Keep window blinds open at 45 degrees. This allows enough light in
to warm in the winter months, but not too much in the summer when
air conditioning is on.
7. Reduce the number of emails and documents you print.
8. Avoid wasting water, particularly hot water.
9. Adjust break room refrigerator to the optimum setting.
10. Post reminders about conserving energy.
Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Thank you in advance for your participation in this event.