Importance of Earth Day
This year, Earth Day falls on Sunday, April 22nd. To help raise awareness of the negative impacts that pollution can have on the Earth, as well as other environmental issues, we at Leader Box Corp. want to highlight the importance of Earth Day. Whether it is a personal or a company-wide goal, to celebrate the environmental movement, we encourage everyone to make a change that could benefit the Earth.
Origin of Earth Day
The very first Earth Day took place in the year of 1970 thanks to Gaylord Nelson, who was a U.S Senator for the state of Wisconsin at the time. Nelson said that the “idea for a national day to focus on the environment came” about after “witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, [Nelson] realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda.”
On the first Earth Day, thousands of Americans, including many colleges, set up protests against pollution like toxic dumps, oil spills, and polluting factories.
Importance of Earth Day
Earth Day is still a big deal, and not just in America. In 1990, Earth Day started spreading all over the world with 141 countries participating according to Live Science.
According to Earthday.org, “Earth Day had reached into its current status as the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.”
Why We Care
At Leader Box Corp., we celebrate Earth Day because protecting the planet and the environment for future years and generations to come is important to us. Leader Box wants to help support the green initiative and provide other businesses the opportunity to make a change and a difference as well, not just on Earth Day, but every day.
We at Leader Box Corp. pride ourselves in being a green company and encourage our customers to do the same by re-using gently used boxes. We know that there are many shipping boxes in warehouses and distributions centers that are still in great condition after just one use. Therefore, to ensure those gently used corrugated boxes don’t go to waste, Leader Box would like to buy them and resell them to companies that don’t mind them being used.
Is your company looking for ways to go green this Earth Day? Leader Box is able to provide a cost-effective, greener alternative for used shipping boxes. Reach out to us today, and we can help. Let’s work together and celebrate Earth Day in a great way!