You now know that the 50th anniversary of Earth Day is coming in 2020. But here is something you might not know: each year Earth Day has a special theme.
In 2016, the theme was Trees for the Earth, with an ambitious goal – to plant 7.8 billion trees across the globe by Earth Day 2020. (That’s one tree for every person on Earth, as of Earth Day 2016!) In 2017, the theme was Environmental and Climate Literacy.
The theme for Earth Day 2018 is “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.
So what does Earth Day mean to those of us at BP? As mentioned earlier, we do our part as every member of our staff has an eye to the environment.
- Within our Environmental Group, we help clients remove unwanted trash and debris, and specialize in the safe disposal of hazardous materials (such as e-waste); this division also works with clients who need help developing recycling and composting solutions.
- BP has expanded its focus on commercial cleaning, and we offer a wide range of environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions and cleaning methods that help reduce the use of toxic and harmful chemicals. This also makes the workplace safer for our clients and their customers.
These are just some of the many examples of what goes on within BP. Know that BP looks to do all that we can to preserve the Earth’s environment year-round, and not just on Earth Day itself. We hope you join us with a vision to healthier living for all future generations to come. Together, we all really CAN make a difference.