Earth Day and How To Protect Our Home

April 22, 2018
Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

Earth Day and How To Protect Our Home

Sunday is Earth Day. Every Earth Day, we are reminded that we live on a lush planet that protects us and satiates us with life. Earth Day was started as an annual tradition to educate people on how to properly take care of our home.

Why Environmentalism is Import

Taking an active role in our environment benefits everyone. This is the only planet we have to live on, and we need to make sure we take care of it. The planet is currently experiencing warmer climates which are leading to the destruction of arctic habitats. Human populations have been responsible for many species dying out due to poaching, overfishing, and destruction of ecosystems.

Ways to Reduce Carbon Footprint

The carbon footprint is how much carbon each one of us uses. Too much carbon in the air leads to the thinning of the ozone layer which naturally protects the earth from harmful UV rays produced by the sun. We can limit our carbon footprint by using less power. This includes driving less, driving a fuel-efficient car, turning down the thermostat, electricity, and appliances.

Other Tips on Saving Our Environment

  • Drink water out of a reusable bottle
  • Recycle
  • Use solar power
  • Take a short amount of time to brush teeth, wash hands and shower
  • Use reusable plates and utensils instead of paper products
  • Start a compost pile in the backyard
  • Open windows in your home instead of using the air conditioner
  • Donate unused food to food kitchens
  • Plant a tree
  • Clean up local parks, town centers, and nearby bodies of water
  • If you live on the coast, picking up trash helps to eliminate from a growing source of ocean plastic
  • Bring reusable bags to go grocery shopping
  • Start your own garden
  • Share these tips

Soma Technology’s Green Standard

At Soma Technology we have recycle bins at each desk and motion sensor lights that automatically turn off. Our refurbished equipment comes from a variety of medical centers. We up-cycle our medical products to look and function as new. By refurbishing medical devices, we extend the life of these products by saving them from being in a landfill.

Final Thoughts

Do you have any traditions that you do on Earth Day? Have you ever planted a tree? Do you or someone you know have an undying cause for saving our planet? Do you already practice these tips on saving our environment? Comment below!

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