EARTH DAY 2017
BY NICOLE IPSON | APRIL 22, 2017
With Earth Day in 1970 came the realization that humanity was given the responsibility to take care of our beautiful earth. Even more importantly everything she has to offer. “Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide. This also helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.” (Earth Day Network, http://www.earthday.org/about/)
So many accomplishments have come from this special day! However, we have a long way to go. For this reason, it is important to remember not just on Earth Day, but every day that recycling can help.
Recycling helps to improve our environment with everything from continued clean water resources, and pollution-free air right down to happy and healthy wildlife. As stated by The City of Lubbock, “As our city becomes increasingly developed with more roads, parking lots, cars, and homes, urbanization profoundly impacts both the quantity and quality of our stormwater. Polluted stormwater runoff can have many adverse effects on the natural environment. All the plants, fish, animals, and people that live in it are affected.” (https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/storm-water-management/about/quick-guide-to-storm-water/the-effects-of-pollution)
With Earth Day here again, to remind us all that we play a part, instead of throwing away that water bottle you just finished, Instead of tossing out that used coffee filter with grounds… make the choice today, Earth Day, to start a new habit. Sign up for 123 Recycling’s service, let us do the sorting, and start making a difference today. Each piece of plastic, cardboard, or metal could mean the difference. One less chemical in our landfills is one more ounce of clean drinking water for you and our environment. Let this year’s Earth Day inspire you to help take care of our planet. Thank You from 123 Recycling for helping be part of the solution!