The coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted many people all around the world. From closing nonessential businesses to having people stay home and practice social distancing, the coronavirus has dramatically changed our lives. However, even with all of this uncertainty, we can each do our part to help the planet from within our homes.
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22 and this year marks its 50th anniversary. On April 22, 1970, approximately 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day by gathering in the streets of the United States to protest the industrial revolution. As a result, an environmental movement was born and is now celebrated annually. It is a time to reflect on ways to protect our planet and recommit to a sustainability-first mindset.
This year, it is important to remember to continue protecting the Earth while keeping yourself, your loved ones and our community safe during the coronavirus pandemic. No matter if your sustainability actions are big or small, they add up to make a lasting impact.
To celebrate our sustainability-first mindset, Lakeshore will continue to celebrate Earth Day for the entire month of April. This highlights our commitment to protecting the earth through our recycling diversion practices and year-round sustainability efforts. Lakeshore makes sure to provide environmentally responsible waste and recycling solutions to customers in order to do our part to help our planet.
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Lakeshore is focusing on what we can all do from the confines of our homes to help the planet. Using more eco-friendly products or planting a garden are but two great ways to be more sustainable at home.
When we take care of ourselves, we take care of the planet and during this time that is what is needed most. Staying home as much as possible, especially if you are sick, social distancing when you must go out, and following the guidelines by the CDC to help stop the spread of the coronavirus are also essential ways that you can help our planet in this crisis while also participating in Earth Day this year.
Throughout the month of April and leading up to Earth Day, Lakeshore’s Facebook and Twitter accounts will be highlighting ways that you can participate in Earth Day from your home. Sustainability efforts are needed now more than ever and it is important to remember that your actions do make a difference. You can share with us what you’re doing this year for Earth Day with the hashtag #EarthDayAtHome.