Apr 22, 2015
Earth Day is 45 years old today.
Let’s take pause and take a look around. Our earth is a marvel – and we are all responsible for its welfare. But, are we talking the talk, and not walking the walk when it comes to the environment?
Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, was in the eye of a perfect storm. He was moved to action by the destruction of a 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara and inspired by the student anti-war movement. Certainly, this cross-section of advocates for peace and those individuals who were awakening to environmental protection could be brought together as an influential force.
Gaylord Nelson was right. On the 22nd of April in 1970, 20 million Americans, organized, protested, rallied and realized they shared common values. That same year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was formed - and 20 years later, Earth Day went global.
Carlisle and The Carlstar Group practice environmental protection in the workplace and in manufacturing processes. Each year, policies, practices and standards are assessed with the goal of reducing our carbon footprint.
GREEN INITIATIVES IN PRACTICE AT THE CARLSTAR GROUP
There are dozens of initiatives in place at Carlisle’s facilities from steel scrap reduction program, to water conservation, to reduction of solvents, to the proper disposal of light bulbs, paints, and batteries – plus much more. Over the coming weeks, we’ll feature several initiatives in depth.
MAKE EARTH DAY A NEW DAY
Every day is an opportunity for positive change. When you look inward today and think about the earth, commit to making one small change to effect change. It only takes a ripple to make waves.
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