A love letter for Earth Day 2020
Dear Mother Earth, I’m sure you’ve noticed that we’ve been a bit less abusive lately since we’ve been forced to stay at home.
While it’s not the best of circumstances, it is an actual benefit to you. Our air is crisper and cleaner. Flowers are blooming brighter in color. Smog is disappearing. Trees stand just a little taller.
It seems like landscaping has become the national pastime as we all look around our homes in search of ways to make them better, more beautiful, more of a respite than we’ve ever dreamed of before. That boost of curb appeal doesn’t hurt either!
I know that I, for sure, have spent hours and hours planting, weeding, and nurturing little seeds into existence. There are fresh herbs in pots, growing every day. The butterfly garden is filling out nicely and the hummingbirds and bees are flocking to the beds. The monarch caterpillars are gorging themselves on milkweed while I’m waiting for the swallowtails to show up in the dill pots.
Maybe we can find a way to help you breathe a little easier as we go forward. In saving the Earth we could potentially save ourselves too.
So we promise at our company to commit to reducing our footprint a little more and give back to you as you give to us.
We already have a mostly paper-free office because we’re committed to the use of electronic signatures and digital document storage that help save trees.
But this downtime has given us the opportunity to consider other ways that our office can make our impact on the environment better. We’re ditching the Keurig for coffee, relying instead on the old-fashioned Mr. Coffee machine. Disposable cups are a thing of the past, as we switch to glass coffee mugs and reusable water bottles. We’ll add some natives to the planters in front of our building. We’ll continue to have our signs created in metal, not plastic.
These are just little things. But little things add up to big things, and we’re expecting big things from you, so it’s only right that we do our part.
Happy Earth Day 2020.