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Earth Day’s 50 Year Anniversary

Today is Earth Day’s 50th anniversary! Starting in 1970, Earth Day has been a day that has been dedicated to talking about ways to preserve the planet and doing activities to be more sustainable for the planet. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has limited some activities that would normally take place for Earth Day, such as large neighborhood clean ups or other Earth Day activities that would usually take place with a big group. While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited some Earth Day activities, there are still many things that you can do from the comfort of your own home for Earth Day.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also helped the environment more as well. Pollution levels and greenhouse gas emissions are down because people are not driving or flying as much and bodies of water in some parts of the world, such as Venice, are becoming clear again due to no human interaction. Even if transportation increase to what it was before the lockdown, scientist still expect to see the first fall in global emissions since the 2008-2009 financial crisis after the lockdown is over. According to the Carbon Brief, carbon emissions are cut by about 5% of 2019 global total emissions, which is the largest fall in CO2 emissions from any previous economic crisis or war.

With all of these changes happening and adapting to the changes due to COVID-19, it is up to us to keep our planet clean and preserve it as much as possible, with or without a virus. The virus is giving us a chance to change our behavior and be more sustainable once the pandemic is over. When we all work together to protect our planet, it truly makes a difference. This Earth Day, share with us what you plan to do from home to celebrate and be more sustainable with the hashtag #EarthDayAtHome.

Trash Talk Work From Home Edition Volume 3

This week, our weekly newsletter to employees working from home included a new recipe for turning leftover mashed potatoes into gnocchi as well as some ways that our employees and their families can be more sustainable for Earth Day!

The 50th anniversary of Earth is on Wednesday and the edition of Trash Talk includes ways and activities to be sustainable at home while still sheltering in place. The COVID-19 pandemic may limit our abilities to do some Earth Day activities in large groups but it does not stop us from still being sustainable from the comfort of our own home!

Click the image below to go through the links on some great ways to celebrate Earth Day this year!

Earth Day Activities At Home

Earth Day is April 22nd and with the coronavirus, COVID-19, still spreading around the world, many people are staying home and social distancing to reduce the spread of the virus. This means that many Earth Day activities that would normally take place are cancelled to help meet the guidelines for social distancing and sheltering in place. However, there are still things that you can do to help the planet from the comfort of your own home. Below are a few suggestions to do your part in helping the planet while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

  • Start a garden in your backyard

Starting your own garden can be a great way to bond with your family at home while also helping the planet more. Having your own garden can help reduce your environmental footprint while also building memories with your family. Planting trees on your property is also a great environmental alternative to starting your own garden.

  • Start a compost pile

Creating your own compost pile can help reduce the amount of food and yard waste that is taken to landfills and can also be a great way to spend your time while sheltering in place with your family. Then use your compost to enhance your garden soil.

  • Make crafts with recycled materials

With kids staying home from school, a great way for them to spend some of their time at home is by making different crafts. To be more sustainable, make sure they only used recycled materials to benefit the planet. This is also a great time to explain to them why recycling is important.

These activities not only increase family time but also benefit the planet. Earth Day can still be celebrated even at home and it is important to always consider your actions and think about if they are beneficial to the environment and how you can continue to do your part to help our planet. If you have any activities that you plan on doing for Earth Day at home this year, tag us on social media and use the hashtag #EarthDayAtHome.

Earth Day At Home

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.