Did Earth Day 2018 move you to any behavior modifications?
Earth day was started April 22, 1970. Do you remember what you did on your first earth day?
We lived in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado in a town called Broomfield. It was a real bedroom community with a Safeway store that was open on Sunday and one of the major reasons my parents moved there in 1959 as my mother was a teacher so it was important to be able to shop on the weekends.
This community was out in a field with no natural trees or creeks anywhere close. My aunt worked in Downtown Denver and on the 1st earth day, April 22, 1970 she was given an ash tree seedling at her office to plant and start the greening of America.
Aunt Jane lived in an apartment so gave the tree to us. We planted the twig in the front yard and it has grown the past 48 years to be a massive part of the character of the home which eventually our grand kids grew up with, tire swing and all.
Looking at the impact 48 years later has lead me to think about the 2018 Earth Day focus on the end of single use plastic products.
Did you know Earth Day is observed in 192 Countries around the world and more than a billion people participate each year?
As I watched athe video below by 4 Oceans, I was moved to purchase 10 Earth Day bracelets to share with 10 friends to pay the message forward of how important it is to make sure we properly dispose of trash and try to stop buying individual bottles of water and using plastic straws.
The bracelets I purchased are made from 1 pound of plastic removed from the ocean floor and surrounding beaches.
The $20.00 bracelet purchase goes back into helping the organization continue to clean up the environment. You can help by purching a bracelet yourelf and sharing this video with others to bring about a change in consciousness about your actions with drinking water and using plastic straws.
The more I thought about how many plastic bottles of water I wasted and straws I used at resturants it made me think about making a change and sharing this passion with our friends and clients by purchasing stainless steel staws with our logo on the carry pouch. We are also going to purchase stainless steel water bottles to pay the message of "reduce, reuse and recycle" forward with a gift. We have experienced great success with Through The Roof Promotions using Bob and Linda Roof to customize our marketing needs.
The individual carrying pouch with a stainless steel straw and a cleaning tool is an wonderful way to help others stop using plastic straws and reduce your carbon footprint. When the recipient takes it out the conversation opens about why they are using it and a new person is talking about our environment.
Filling a water bottle before going out for the day is just a habit we can all adopt. Making a plan to be prepared in all aspects of our lives makes us better all the way around.
This Earth Day has really made an impact on my thinking and am going to modify my behavior. See you can teach "Vintage Players tm" new tricks!
Please help us with the final decision on color and style.
Which bottle to do you like best? The purple bottle or the stainless bottle?
Earth Day 2018 has come to an end. Have you been moved to take action to help our environment?
How was Earth Day 2018 for you?