Did you know that Earth Day is the WORLD’s largest environmental movement?
The first celebration was in 1970; and has since gained momentum and impact worldwide. The idea came from U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin after witnessing the effects of a massive oil spill in 1969 in Santa Barbara. On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.
The focus for 2018’s campaign is to End Plastic Pollution.
From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.
In response, Earth Day 2018 will focus on fundamentally changing human attitude and behavior about plastics and catalyzing a significant reduction in plastic pollution.
For ways to get involved visit: https://www.earthday.org/campaigns/plastics-campaign/
Stonybrook Water is a local solution.
Stonybrook Water is proud to offer our customers a sustainable method to provide superior drinking water. Our company believes in the importance of providing a sustainable product to homes and businesses throughout New England. Our filtered water coolers replace the need for wasteful plastic water bottles and jugs.
One year (approximately 1 filter cycle) of freshly filtered water will replace:
300- 5 gallon water jugs.
11,360- 16.9 oz. water bottles
24,000- 8 oz. water bottles
Why should I stop using bottled water?
Virtually every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some shape or form.
Let’s break the cycle, and use our readily available resources to create a solution!