Reduce your environmental footprint, have you heard that phrase? Do you wonder what that means? In simple terms, your environmental footprint is stamped on everything you do and use that impacts the environment.
You can reduce your environmental footprint by reducing the amount of products that consume a lot of energy just to be manufactured like paper. That’s what Earth Day is all about.
Earth Day started in the U.S. in 1970, after a massive oil spill in 1969 ravaged Santa Barbara California and inspired a U.S. Senator to establish a national teach-in to raise the public consciousness about the on-going and unchecked damage to the environment. (Remember, this was the 60s.) Soon after, on April 22, 1970, millions of Americans staged demonstrations across the country to protest the deterioration of the environment and Earth Day was born. Later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Act (EPA) was established.
In 1990, millions of Canadians joined with 141 million people worldwide to celebrate the first International Earth Day. Canadians now celebrate Earth Day, Earth Week, and even Earth Month with events and modern-day teach-ins large and small to continue to raise environmental awareness.
Since 1973, the amount of energy needed to manufacture a 500-sheet ream of paper has been reduced from the equivalent of 3.8 gallons of gasoline to about 2 gallons; a 42% reduction in environmental impact. But of course, we can all do more.
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This year, Tax Day is April 17 in the US, and Earth Day is April 22. You can make filing your taxes easier and less stressful and do your part to save the earth by starting your free trial with LedgerDocs. It’s simple, easy, quick, and free.
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