The Earth Keeps Spinning
On April 22nd, 2023, the world will come together for a common cause: the celebration of Earth Day. For many of us, in our younger years, we would celebrate Earth Day in grade school. Maybe you made a papier-mâché balloon and painted Earth’s continents and oceans. Maybe you gathered as a community and planted a tree in a park. Maybe you picked up litter along the side of the road.
With so much going on in the world, sometimes it’s easy to lose focus on the world and the environment around us. Earth Day provides the perfect opportunity for us to refocus our energy on the world around us and how to make it a better place.
A Brief History of Earth Day
The first Earth Day was observed in the United States in 1970 and marked the dawn of a new era of environmentally conscious mindsets. With Americans becoming increasingly wary of their effect on the atmosphere, the timing was right to set the stage for ecological awareness. Denis Hayes, a vocal activist, was recruited to organize teach-ins at universities across the country. Over 20 million Americans participated in events across the nation; several laws were subsequently passed to maintain clean water, air, and energy. Earth Day was first celebrated globally twenty years later and continues to evolve yearly to address new concerns and research.
Fun Fact: Why is Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd? That date was originally chosen because it fell between most universities’ spring break and final exam period, which meant students would be more likely to attend!
Earth Day 2023
Click here to visit the official Earth Day website.
Earth Day 2023 marks the 53rd year of the global holiday. Do you want to get involved? There are events across the United States looking for volunteers. Activism does not have to be exertion; you can sign a petition or write a letter to Congress. No action is too small.
RESNET and Sustainability
Our client partner RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network) was founded “to develop a national market for home energy rating systems and energy efficient mortgages” (About Resnet). RESNET has been ahead of the curve in combatting climate change since its founding in 1995, and they continue to implement new systems and practices to stay relevant and effective.
RESNET created the Carbon Rating Index, which can track carbon emissions in a home and provide suggestions on how to lower these levels. Not only will this save you money on your monthly bills, but it will also have a positive impact on the environment, which helps your community, country, and world. On Earth Day 2023, consider your effect on the atmosphere and contact RESNET to see what you can do to create a greener world.