Founded in 1970 by a former governor of Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day was first organized as a peaceful protest to demonstrate the need for environmental reform. Impressively, more than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day activities, which included support from Paul Newman, Ali McGraw, Ralph Nader and more.
Since then, the holiday has evolved into a global celebration that is currently observed by more than 175 countries around the world.
Earth Day is a great opportunity to bring awareness to our current environmental conditions. However, and more importantly, it should serve as a guide to the actions we can take every day to help create a healthier planet.
According to U.S. Energy Information Administration, residential and commercial consumers account for about one-fifth of the world’s total delivered energy consumption. In 2010, the commercial sector produced 1,033 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption. (source: http://www.eia.doe.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec12_6.pdf) That’s a lot of CO2. While that number is up from 20009, it is the second smallest amount since 2002 – a trend that we definitely want to see continue.
The great news is that there are organizations, like ours, that are striving to make a big impact on those numbers. At Energy Edge Solutions, our aim is to provide a no-hassle, full-service approach to slashing energy costs and minimizing environmental impact. Who doesn’t love the idea of saving money while helping to save the planet at the same time?!
We offer a risk-free look at how we can drastically reduce your company’s monthly utility bills and environmental impact without changing your operation and processes. No fees. No obligation. No catch. We’ll provide an analysis, including options, cost, savings, payback, ROI, rebates, financing options and more to give you everything you need to decide if a whole facility energy project makes financial and operational sense for your organization.
Let us help you make every day an Earth Day.
To learn more about Earth Day and what you can do to participate, visit the Earth Day Network.