Integrity Staffing Solutions
best of staffing 2019 client 2x 1

Go Green for Earth Day 2017

  • gogreenforearthday

 

Earth Day was started in 1970 as a way to make people aware that the environment must be protected if it is to continue providing us with the air, water and food we need to survive. Four-plus decades later, there is still much to be done and opportunities for everyone to help. Check out these activity ideas for April 22 (and all year round):

 

Join a clean-up party. Many local, state and federal parks, lakes, highways, residential neighborhoods and playgrounds sponsor Earth Day events where volunteers pick up litter, pull weeds and get the public areas ready for a summer of fun.

 

Ditch the packaging. Plastic and paper bottles, bags, boxes and other packaging add huge volumes of trash to our landfills. Some easy switch-outs include:

Bring your own cloth bags to the grocery store. Even better, make your own bags out of old garments or household linens you were going to throw away.

Carry your own reusable water bottle (saves money too).

Make more meals at home instead of getting takeout/delivery (healthier too).

 

Plant trees or flowers. Another popular Earth Day event is for volunteers to help re-forest and beautify nature preserves or public spaces. Restoring local plant life will also bring back the birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficial creatures that are essential to a healthy, functioning ecosystem.

 

Eat earth-friendly. Mass-produced food is cheap for the eater but extremely expensive for the environment. Processing and shipping consume huge amounts of energy and often pollute the air and land as well.

Go local. Vegetables, fruits, dairy, etc. grown nearby not only help prevent greenhouse gases caused by long-distance transport, they will also be fresher and tastier.

Go meatless. Not only is industrially produced meat polluting to the environment and cruel to animals, it's also full of hormones, antibiotics and pesticides that are unhealthy to eat.

Go organic. Look for foods that have been grown without herbicides and pesticides that kill far more plants and insects than the farmer intended. Those toxic chemicals don't do you any good, either.

 

Recycle. Reusing items you no longer want not only keeps waste out of the landfill, it also reduces the environmental costs of making new ones.

Participate in your community's and/or workplace's recycling program.

Donate your stuff to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Vietnam Veterans of America or local charity of your choice.

Sell your stuff at a garage sale, on Craigslist or Ebay.

Have a clothing swap party with friends, neighbors or co-workers. It's a great way to refresh your wardrobe for free!

Check out online item exchange communities like Freecycle.

 

Want to know more? Attend an Earth Day festival near you, enjoy earth friendly food, art, music and shopping, and get educated while you have fun!

You might be interested in...

12.17.19
Best snacks for a 15 minute break
  Feeling sluggish at work? Use your 15-minute break to get that energy up and finish the day strong! Try to stay away from the vending machine and pack these healthier options instead.  Protein Protein is best for long-term hunger prevention, so you won't need another snack until dinner. They also don't cause blood sugar spikes and crashes like carbs. Try: Protein bar (but check labels for sugar content) Nuts and/or seeds Jerky (now available in lots of options, thanks to the Paleo Diet movement) String cheese   Carbs Carbs deliver a fast fix of mental or physical energy. Whether you crave sweet or salt, there's a high carb snack for you: Dried fruit (raisins, banana chips, etc.) Fresh fruit/veggies that have long shelf-life (apples, pears, oranges, carrots) Dark chocolate bar with at least 60% cacao (less fat, more antioxidants) Rice cakes Veggie chips Pretzels (also low in calories)   Fiber High fiber foods also keep you feeling full as well...
Read More
8.28.19
Training Gen Z for Success and Retention
In our white paper "Are You Ready for Generation Z?" you will discover the impacts this new generation will have on the way we recruit, train and retain employees. In this article, we'll discuss the generation's strengths and weaknesses which may require you to make some changes in your training protocols.    Generation Z (born 1998 – 2005) is both more independent and more in need of skill-building than previous generations. Here are some of the factors you're likely to encounter.     BE ready to help them build their soft skills  As the first generation of true digital natives, Generation Z brings the technological skills that are in high demand, even in entry-level positions. At the same time, 92% of HR leaders believe that having emotional and social skills is increasingly important. However, a side-effect of their constant online interaction is that many of them are deficient in soft skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking and interpersonal relationships. Most...
Read More
8.14.19
Gen Z
Gen Z is the biggest population to hit our labor market in 60 years. Here’s (almost) everything we know about how to become their employer of choice.    Gen Z will dominate your workforce by 2025 because Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day. Here is how you can effectively recruit them into your workforce.  ______________________________________________________________________  DOES YOUR WORKPLACE PASS THE GEN Z TEST? FIND OUT IN THIS SPECIAL BROADCAST ON SEPTEMBER 19TH. REGISTER NOW! ______________________________________________________________________  Forget everything you think you know about managing Millennials in your workforce  Gen Zers, born after 1996, are already in your labor market. The leading edge of the this generation are in their 20s. And you can forget everything you think you learned over the last 20 years about managing Millennials in your workforce. Gen Z is about to upend the game.  The truth is with the labor market so tight,...
Read More
General

Title

More Info
You need an account to do that Set up an account Never Mind

Please register for an account first. If you already have one, log in here.