“The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity… that’s all there is. That’s the whole economy. That’s where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world” — Gaylord Nelson, Founder, Earth Day
As Earth Day activities wind down across the country, it is crucial that we keep the momentum going. And that means thinking beyond Earth Day.
How? Great Forest has created a special Earth Day and Beyond online portal of resources that puts the most commonly asked information about sustainability at your fingertips. Access it anytime to help you make a difference all year round.
– Unsure what you can recycle? Look it up in our Recycling 101 guide.
– Want to green your office? Refer to our sustainability checklists.
We will continue to add more useful information to Earth Day and Beyond portal throughout the year so check back often.
What else can you do? Below are are 3 quick ideas:
1). Ask questions. Be curious, like this little girl in the photo. Don’t let uncertainty hold you back. Knowledge is power. If you have a question about sustainability, ask our experts.
2) Expand your sustainability mindset beyond Earth Day. Don’t let everything go back to “normal” on April 23. Make sustainability a conscious part of your everyday life.
3) Make changes that go beyond Earth Day. Even if you just do just one thing – like switching from disposal cups to reusable mugs. You will be surprised what an impact you can make day by day, beyond Earth Day.
It is time to make every day Earth Day.
“Everything is connected. Connectivity is going to be the key to addressing these issues, like contaminants and climate change. They’re not just about contaminants on your plate. They’re not just about the ice depleting. They’re about the issue of humanity. What we do every day — whether you live in Mexico, the United States, Russia, China … can have a very negative impact on an entire way of life for an entire people far away from that source.” — Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuit activist