On April 22 of every year, people are unified for a greater cause. Democrat or Republican, city slicker or rural folk, young or old, light or dark skinned, rich or poor, we are all responsible for maintaining this planet. We affect the Earth, and it likewise affects us. We are dependent on one another.
A brief history
The first Earth Day occurred in 1970. Following a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969, there was a nationwide movement to raise environmental concern. In 1990, Earth Day went global, rallying 200 million people in 141 countries under a united focus on environmental issues. In 2000, Earth Day grew even more with the use of the Internet. Blog, social media and other modern technologies are now used to raise awareness of environmental responsibility.
How to do your part
Our team loves getting out to serve in the community! There are lots of ways for you to participate, too. Participate in a trash cleanup day with an organization like Clean Memphis or Adopt-A-Highway. Volunteer at a community garden. Look for local tree planting opportunities with organizations like the Wolf River Conservancy. Does your house, office or school have a recycling bin? If not, look into area drop-off locations that you can take advantage of and start a collection for recyclables at home, work or school. Likewise, when shopping, look to buy products made from recycled materials. Lastly, partner with Tioga to ensure that your business is following environmental guidelines!
Tioga conducts assessments for air pollution, hazardous waste, wastewater and waste minimization. We further offer guidance on air quality control, stormwater management, spill prevention, construction inspections, erosion prevention and sediment control.