The first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970. Nearly 20 million Americans participated in protests, activism, and volunteerism in support of environmental conservation. Since then, the Earth Day movement has grown into a global one, with over 1 billion participating in the day’s activities around the world.
Here in Boulder, people are celebrating Earth Week, participating in conferences, workshops, gardening, letter-writing to elected officials, and other activities to promote conservation.
At With Good Cause, we do our part to conserve energy and protect the environment in our office. We work at The Studio (Boulder), a co-working and event space in Boulder, and all tenants at The Studio do the following to reduce their environmental footprints: recycle, compost, frequently bike to work, use glassware and re-usable plates and cups, and use energy efficient lighting practices.
How can you celebrate Earth Day this weekend, and every day, at work and at home? Here are a few things you can do to implement environmental responsibility into your daily practices at work and in your business’s CSR strategy:
- Implement a recycling and composting program in your office. Learn more about how you can do this easily here.
- Minimize or eliminate the use of single-use plastics and other materials in your office, and replace them with re-usable containers.
- Volunteer at a local garden, pick up trash in your community, and check online for more Earth Day volunteer opportunities in your area.
- In your everyday life, consider buying and sourcing goods and food from locally owned businesses. Not only is this good for your local economy, the environmental impact of buying goods and food made and grown in your community is lower than importing goods from other states and countries.
Happy Earth Day to you, from the team at With Good Cause!