Author: Scott O'Malley
Fouled skies, filthy waters, and a littered Earth were among the reasons legendary newsman Walter Cronkite referenced for the founding of the first inaugural Earth Day back on April 22, 1970, in his evening news broadcast.
Since that day, Earth Day happens annually on April 22. And, while we’ve undoubtedly accomplished much since that foundational day 52 years ago, we have a long way to go.
This year’s theme for Earth Day is “Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet.” According to the organization’s website, “EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet.”
This year, its stated goals are to:
- ACT (boldly)
- INNOVATE (broadly)
- IMPLEMENT (equitably)
- ALL of us, ALL IN!
Businesses, governments, and citizens – everyone accounted for and accountable—a partnership for the planet.
Our Commitment Locally at Dynacom
At Dynacom, we believe in doing our small part. Our in-office recycling program spearheaded by yours truly and our scrap metals recycling program led by Larry Smith are small examples. But we also have an impact on our planet by choosing to partner with companies that put a high value on things like the health and well-being of their employees and partners and families, long-term sustainability, environmentally friendly manufacturing, the overall impact of their carbon footprint, ways that they can give back to their local communities, and myriad other “planet-friendly”-focused actions and activities.
Manufacturers Positively Impacting Our Earth
Manufacturers that we work with each day that make a difference include:
The company offers natural ventilation solutions to eliminate excess heat and smoke, add daylight cool temperatures, and bring in fresh, outside air—all naturally, without additional power consumption in most cases.
Parker & Air Quality Engineering
The company offers electronic air cleaners that use all-aluminum, washable, and reusable filter elements to collect submicronic mists and smoke. Stop sending all those disposable filters to the landfill!
The company offers belt and rope mop oil skimmers, oil containment booms, and oil spill response.
The company manufactures a sustainable and easily reusable Quick-Fit ducting product. Nordfab is also adding a rooftop solar array to manufacture far more sustainably. The new array will cover roughly 47% of the estimated energy consumption at their North Carolina manufacturing location and reduce their carbon footprint by 1,004 metric tons—the equivalent of taking 218 passenger cars off the road or the energy needed to power 121 homes for a year.
Are you interested in learning more? Visit www.earthday.org today and TAKE ACTION!
Key blog takeaways
- Earth Day is April 22, 2022
- The goal of the day is to think about how to better the planet overall
- What action can you take right now to move things forward?
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