On April 22, 1970, the inaugural Earth Day inspired 20 million Americans — at the time, 10% of the total population of the United States to express an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet. As famous journalist Walter Cronkite stated participants had a “common cause of saving life from the deadly by-products of that bounty: the fouled skies, the filthy waters, the littered earth.” That same year the EPA formed and many new policies began to take shape to help curb air pollution, with varying degrees of success. What we can anecdotally see today, 50 years later is the impact we collectively have on the environment, in fact we may be experiencing one of the “cleanest” earth days in history. Today, Earth Day 2020, we have seen pollution at lower levels than we have seen in quite some time. Air quality around the world has seemingly improved. Animals are taking over city streets and fish swim again in the canals of Venice, Italy. Small changes can make massive impacts. What change or action will you take today to contribute to the health of our planet?
The current conditions caused by the global pandemic have made it difficult to celebrate the positive environmental improvements (The skies are actually clearer!) realized over the past month but there have been definitive silver linings that have emerged. Communities have come together stronger than ever supporting their local businesses and neighbors in need. Social, Physical Distancing and/or sheltering in place has created the opportunity for families to connect and spend additional time together. We, as citizens of the planet, are overjoyed with the overwhelming support for the essential workers risking their health daily to ensure limited function of the global economy and health care.
SinglePoint, its affiliates and employees, are committed to providing solutions that have the ability to lessen impacts on the planet. Recently, we acquired Direct Solar America which is committed to helping homeowners and businesses embrace renewable energy solutions through solar. Additionally, we launched 1606 Hemp. Hemp is a natural bio accumulator and helps to clean and enrich soil in poor condition. The industrial hemp we source is grown and cultivated with organic practices and are committed to clean, environmentally friendly operations.
We believe in supporting efforts to reduce impacts on the environment and the planet. The most influential actions that have the most meaningful impact should be initiated by business and industry. If businesses accept this responsibility and make positive social and environmental change; individuals can reciprocate and together this combination can make a difference…one action, one day at a time. Not everything we do at SinglePoint has a direct positive effect on the planet and neither will all individual actions. Our roots as a public entity trace back to Carbon Credits International and in the spirit of those roots and the commitment to lessen our impact along with you, SinglePoint, is committed to implementing a program in which we will donate or plant a tree of every Solar Installation as our small pledge in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
Hopefully this Earth Day will remind us that we all, via actions big or small, can make a difference to create a more sustainable environment and to protect the planet we all call home.
As Earth Day celebrates its 50th anniversary on April 22, 2020 we’d like to know “How are you celebrating Earth Day 2020?” There’s so much you can do to help our planet, from joining a cleanup, planting trees (join us!), or recycling at home. Everything starts with one action and when you combine millions of small actions together as one we have the ability to make massive shifts, together. Stay safe, Stay healthy, Stay together. Go SING!
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