Today Element Sustainability joins millions of organisations and individuals across more 190 countries in celebrating Earth Day – A day of celebration and support for environmental protections and activism.
Earth Day has an interesting history, stemming from a response to a California oil spill in 1970 and formalised in 1990, paving the way to the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit. The day has since been synonymous with activism and landmark environmental legislation across the planet, most notably on Earth Day 2016, when the Paris Agreement was signed.
Earth Day 2020 differs from previous years due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, shifting from digital mobilisation from physical volunteering, but still focusses and promotes the below key components of Earth Day, these being:
- Citizen Science
- Artists for the Earth
At Element Sustainability, we are all proud to work in the ‘green’ sector, and what drives us as a company and as individuals in our work are many of the same core principals and beliefs as those of Earth Day . The services that we provide allow companies and developments to mitigate and manage their environmental impact using a diverse range of tools and methodologies. This can be as fundamental as our SBEM / SAP services in helping to design more energy efficient developments, using methodologies such as BREEAM to holistically assess and guide the environmental impact of a development, through to the consultancy work we do with companies to reduce their reliance upon unsustainable materials. We strive to be the best we can be in all of the above, and our success with some of the most innovative schemes in the country testifies to this, as can be found in the News section of the website (https://elementsustainability.co.uk/low-energy-build-design-planning/)
We as a company and individuals minimise our own impact on the environment and vouch to do so as much as practicable. This can take the form of the plethora of company-wide policies that we operate to ensure that we as a business minimise our consumption and waste in our day-to-day operation, and to the personal pledges that we as employees take to evaluate our own lifestyles and mitigate our individual environmental impact in the forms practicing more sustainable behaviours and reducing environmentally-damaging activities, such as driving and meat consumption.
If you want to find out more about Earth and what it means and how you can get involved, please visit the website at www.earthday.org .