I first heard of Earth Day when I was in college, yeah, waay back in the 70’s. I had to do a project based on a holiday. I wanted to find one that no one else would choose. I found that there was one called Earth Day to raise public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and links between pollution and public health. The founder of Earth Day was Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. It “achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Check out earthday.org for more information.
It is good and right and responsible to be concerned about sustainability, the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resource and therefore supporting long-term ecological balance. The Environmental Protection Agency site at epa.gov has lots of great information.
Sustainability is a priority interest for many organizations. Our actions impact the environment. Each thing we do can help or hurt our planet in many ways. So how can the promotional products industry promote sustainability?
Choosing promotional products that are environmentally friendly is a benefit to your company besides just being helpful to the environment. A product with a long life and multiple uses keeps your brand in view for a longer time and helps build a positive, earth-friendly image for your company. Some products to consider are:
Ragbags are made from 15% recycled cotton fiber and are reusable bags that can also be used as replacements for paper towels for cleaning and dusting. Just one Ragbag can replace two full rolls of paper towels.
Sprout pencils are the first plantable pencils. A special seed capsule replaces the eraser and once their life as a pencil is ending, they can be planted to grow into herbs, vegetables or flowers.
Celebrate Earth Day this year with an environmentally responsible product. Contact Marcy LaFond for ideas to help promote your company!