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    Earth Day – A Day To Celebrate Our Planet

    22 April 2024 - Evotix


    Earth Day is an annual event to celebrate our planet and its resources. It's also a great opportunity for us to reflect on our own environmental impact and discover steps we can take to protect the world around us.

    A day to take action

    First held back in 1970, Earth Day is now a global event with millions of people participating in activities from planting trees to recycling. Earth Day is about more than just celebration, it’s also a day for action.  

    Here are a few ideas for how to celebrate Earth Day: 

    • Cut down on waste – reduce the amount of trash you produce to conserve resources and reduce pollution. Where you can, reuse items or recycle them.  
    • Turn off the tap – water is a precious resource, and we can all take steps to conserve it. Take shorter showers, turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth and water your lawn less often. 
    • Choose energy-efficient appliances – not only do these reduce energy consumption, but they also save you money on your energy bill. 
    • Get the bus – where possible, leave your car at home and walk, cycle or get public transport. It will reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. 
    • Plant a tree – find a local tree planting initiative or go green in your own backyard. Trees help oxygenate and clean the air, bind the soil and are generally a great way of giving back to the planet. 


    A company's role

    But it is not just up to the individual.  

    Businesses often have a considerable impact on the environment. It is their responsibility to reduce this impact as much as possible and work to become more sustainable. 

    A range of specialist tools related to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) can help them do that, delivering a range of benefits that support businesses to: 

    • Identify ESG risks – helping businesses plan a strategy to manage and mitigate risks. 

    • Comply with regulation – ensuring businesses are always in line with the latest environmental requirements. 

    • Manage environmental performance – helping them understand how environmental considerations fit within the wider business and take active steps to reduce energy consumption and waste, and conserve water. 

    • Structure sustainability plans – allowing for an informed planning of environmental strategy. 

    • Set ambitious targets – using reports and data analysis, helping businesses to see how to further reduce their environmental impact. 

    • Educate employees and stakeholders – offering online learning to explain a business’s environmental practices, goals and aspirations. 

    Earth Day offers an opportunity to stand back and take stock – to recalibrate our relationship with our planet.  

    By working together and taking the right steps to protect our world, we can make a real difference. It is up to each one of us to be responsible stewards of the environment and to take advantage of the tools that can help us to do this. 

    Happy Earth Day everyone! 

    To find out how Evotix’s tools can help you reach your ESG and sustainability goals, click here: 

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