April 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm #98458Happy Earth Day, GovLoopers!
As you can imagine, people have been posting a lot of great information in honor of Earth Day, including these blogs:
- Earth Day & Energy Efficiency: GovLoop Poll Results
- Earth Day Starts Now!
- Happy Earth Day from America’s State Parks
- Hug-a-Blue-Planet Day (from NASA’s Beth Beck)
We also have groups where you can engage in an extended conversation about these topics in addition to this forum, check out these GovLoop groups:
- Code Green
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Green Building Group
- Green IT / Electronic Stewardship
- Green Water Conservation
Of course, there are also initiatives from EPA today, like their “It’s My Environment” Video Compilation. And so we set aside this one day a year to honor our planet….
But what do you do every day to show respect for our environment?
Eager to hear your thoughts…
April 22, 2010 at 7:06 pm #98472
April 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm #98470
I take the bus to work everyday!
April 22, 2010 at 7:32 pm #98468
We recycle like it’s our job! The city-issued trash bin can never keep up!!
April 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm #98466
Let’s see, Earth Day every day:
Compost all food scraps
Don’t print out if I don’t need to
Turn off all unused equipment including TV and stereo
Expand my comfort range for temperature so I am not constantly turning on the AC or heater
Only use certain appliances when the sun is shining since I have solar panels
Only eat local, seasonal food
Grow my own food
Expand my farm
Recycle some equipment that is just gathering dust
Happy 40th Earth Day!
Use metro or walk
April 22, 2010 at 9:13 pm #98464
Kathleen – you rock! A model citizen of the Earth!
April 23, 2010 at 6:19 pm #98462
At my office, we recently launched an initiative Yes We Can. It encourages all employees to collect aluminum can tabs which in turn will be donated to local charities so they can receive the proceeds. Yes We Can also educates the employees and emphasizes the importance to the environment to recycle the rest of the can.
Aluminum is one of the few items in the recycling chain that is easily recycled over and over again keeping them out of overgrown landfills. Meanwhile charities benefit from receiving can tabs because they’re smaller and easier to clean allowing them to handle the large volume they receive.
Small cups for tab collection have been placed on each employee’s desk and central collection bins have been placed in high traffic areas around the office serves as a reminder for employees to recycle the tabs.
April 23, 2010 at 6:45 pm #98460
Clever! What “Yes We Can” used to mean at the Krzmarzick household when I was growing up was that we had just received a bulk supply of cucumbers, corn or tomatoes from a farmer and we were pulling out the old mason jars for a family project. 🙂
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