Earth Day 2011 has arrived! All month we’ve been highlighting ways that communities, businesses and people go above and beyond celebrating Earth Day. It’s great to think that Earth Day started in 1970 when members from all political backgrounds came together to make the world a greener place. Now, the Earth ‘season’ starts with the observation of Earth Hour just one month prior, and Earth Day has become a globally recognized (and supported) event.
Along with Earth Hour, other environmentally-driven events are popping up. Along with initiatives such as 2012’s ‘One Billion Acts of Green’ goal, an international tree planting drive led by director James Cameron and a push to increase online community members (now close to one million), Earth Day has become a worldwide movement. We’ve been stressing the importance of looking beyond Earth Day, and while there’s still work to be done, we can safely say that the green community is making tremendous strides toward this accomplishment.
Many green-efficient products are being made available at lower costs now than when they were first introduced – and without sacrificing quality! Items such as water efficient washers and dryers, energy efficient light bulbs and perhaps most importantly, electronic vehicles (EVs) are more prominent today than ever before. Really – check out all of the news!
With increased awareness, citizens have begun making smarter decisions with energy and are keeping ‘going green’ on their minds.
As with many of you, our work here at TRT continues beyond Earth Day. With the many projects and events that we’re taking part in, it is not only our hope to promote the message of saving green while going green, but also to educate others on the simple steps we can take to make the most of what we already have. After all, it is often the smallest steps taken by many that have the most impact.
While The Refinishing Touch is only a small part of the bigger picture, we urge all of our readers to join us in thinking beyond Earth Day. We are proud of our work and our association with focused and determined groups and individuals who see the value in making a concerted effort to improve the world around us. It is our plan to continue bringing the knowledge and insight from those who we’ve crossed in our travels to this blog, and we’re excited to hear more from those of you involved in different green activities around the country.
Happy Earth Day, everyone. Get out there and go green!