International World Earth Day
This year the Day was celebrated online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) that has been spreading around the world like fire. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged us to act decisively to protect our planet from both the coronavirus and the existential threat of climate disruption
The World Earth Day is a special Day marked on 22nd April annually. The Day is celebrated to commemorate the protection of the planet. The day was first celebrated on 22nd April 1970 i.e. 50years down the line in the United States of America. Hundreds of citizens took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for the planet.
Earth Day led to passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Many countries soon adopted similar laws, and in 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day to sign the Paris Climate Agreement into force.
The theme for this year was on Climate Change.
Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable. The climate keeps on changing to a dangerous one each and every year. Each individual, corporate and organization need to step up and tackle the climate crisis by the end of 2020. Without much effort we shall be exposing this and next generation to dangerous future. By the end of 2020, global CO2 emissions need to have dropped by 7.6 per cent for us to have kept global heating under 1.5oC, according to the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report 2019. At the end of 2020, nations will be expected to increase their national commitments to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.
How we are working towards the World Earth Day 2020 theme
PACKING MATERIAL AND PACKING POLICY.
In order to prevent landfill, we came up with a way to package our cleaning products using reusable bottles, before we had plastic bottles that would be bought every other time without care how its disposal hence more and more landfill on the planet earth. With reusable bottles pollution has been reduced.
ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING DETERGENT.
Initially we used harmful, toxic, corrosive cleaning products that would cause human health effects such as respiratory infections, corrosive to hands, irritating the eyes and stomach of our stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers) and therefore, because We Believe in our values by putting people first, realized those harmful consequences and changed to more environmental friendly and those that can be consumed such as vinegar, bicarbonate soda, rubbing alcohol, carbon peroxide, essential oils, lemon juice, olive oil, dish wash liquids, orange juice, castle soap these are safe for the environment and especially with the current COVID19 Pandemic can eliminate viruses, bacteria, all sorts of infections SARS-CoV-2 that can be found when someone coughs or sneezes in areas at the work place, kitchen, board rooms, washrooms, doors handles, toilet flash handles, computer mouse and heads, key boards, telephone heads, stair case rails, walls, sinks, doors walls,, seat handles, table tops.
REDUCE PRINTING PAPERS.
Embraced electronic printing and use of emails by sending company profile and invoices.
USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY such as sunshine to dry our carpet that we cleaned to avoid too much use of electricity.
USE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY to reduce pollution such as noise, loose dust particles in our hoofing machinery, also scrubbing machines that can use very little water and detergent hence reducing environmental impact on our environment.