This year’s theme for Earth Day 2022 is “Invest In Our Planet”. As individuals, we have the simple yet effective power to make our voices heard through our choices, our civic actions, and our personal interactions. What each of us does, and how we do it, has a huge ripple effect on our ecosystems, and on the pace of corporate and government action. We already know that private sector innovation (with public support) accelerates the kind of rapid change we need, like nothing else. And it pays. Studies show a direct correlation between sustainable business practices, share prices, and business performance. Companies who develop strong Environment Social Governance (ESG) standards have better profitability, stronger financials, happier employees, and more resilient stock performance. Click here to learn more about ESG.
Smart companies are discovering that it is no longer a choice between going green and growing long-term profits — sustainability is the path to prosperity and Davies can help you on that path! Click here to learn more how Davies is the sustainable solution.
The first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. In the over 50 years since, Earth Day celebrations have grown. In 1990, Earth Day went global, with 200 million people in over 140 nations participating. In 2000, Earth Day focused on clean energy and involved hundreds of millions of people in 184 countries and 5,000 environmental groups, according to the Earth Day Network. Today, the EDN collaborates with more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries. According to EDN, more than 1 billion people are involved in Earth Day activities, making it “the largest secular civic event in the world.”
At Davies we joke that sustainability is in our DNA, as you can imagine we get pretty excited about Earth Day around here. We’ve made it a tradition to take time each Earth Day to reflect on what we can continually do to minimize our environmental impact and to leave the environment around us better than we found it both as a company and as individuals. This year we’re celebrating Earth Day with our annual Earth Day Clean-Up!
Litter seems to have a nasty habit of showing up where it is least desired. Not only is it an eyesore, but litter can also be detrimental to the lives of many land and marine creatures. 18% of all littered items end up in streams and waterways as pollution. Fortunately, we all can easily do something about this. Picking up trash near where we live and work is an excellent chance to give back to our communities, enjoy the great outdoors, and it doesn’t have to be a huge time commitment! For example, you could spend part of your next work break picking up trash in your area. Or, you could challenge yourself to pick up 5 pieces of trash every time you go outside. Want to make an event of it? You, your family, and even your business can work together to eliminate litter. Every little bit helps! At a rally, a cleanup, with your vote, or your wallet, be heard however you are able. For all of us – today and for our future – It’s time to invest in our planet!