Make Every Day Earth Day— NEWS

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Nacht & Lewis celebrates Earth Day every day by incorporating practices that reduce the negative affect on our environment into our daily lives.

Here are ways our team contributes to sustainability:

Biking
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Instead of starting your engine for a quick trip to your neighborhood supermarket, try cycling there! Reduce the mileage you would incur by driving your automobile to cycling, which save 6 to 14 million tons of CO2 and 700 million to 1.6 billion gallons of fuel. In addition, cycling will contribute to the reduction of traffic congestion and air pollution.

Eating Smart

Plant your way into a greener world. Gardening provides your home with fresh vegetables that undeniably benefits your health and the Earth. There are many factors that affects our environment when you purchase vegetables or fruits from your local supermarket. During the time produce reaches the shelf, it is estimated that it has traveled an average of 1,500 miles and even beyond when they are imported from another country. Gardening will cut down the use of plastic and fossil fuel that are required to grow and transport the produce you would typically buy at a super market. If gardening is not possible because of where you live, try shopping locally and organically!

Turning Trash Into Art

Getting creative with recycling! Trash is notorious for its ability to accumulate all over the world, from beaches to sidewalks, it is unpleasant and harmful. So why not turn your daily trash into something beautiful. Stephanie Suriago, Project Coordinator, shares her environmentally conscious art in the first picture below. She transformed recycled vellum paper, yarn and ribbon into an abstract backdrop. The second piece is made of recycled plastic spoons, recycled balsa wood coffee coasters and an old mirror.

Reuseable Waterbottles
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We drink water everyday and doing so in a reusable bottle is a small step towards reducing our environmental impact. Producing one year’s supply of bottled water requires 17 million barrels of oil, this amount of oil can fuel 1.3 million cars a year or power 190,000 homes! Furthermore, the massive amounts of water bottles that end up in landfills and oceans greatly affects the natural habitats for all life forms nearby. Protect animals and preserve our environment by ditching plastic bottles for reusables ones!

Lower Emission with Electric Cars
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Thinking of getting a new car? Try going electric! Aside from the advantage of going onto the carpool lane by yourself, electric cars has great benefits to our environment. By using electric vehicles, you are reducing your carbon foot print and eliminating your expenses on fuel. Electric vehicles can convert 59% to 62% of electric energy to power whereas conventional vehicles only converts 17% to 21% of gasoline into power. Our Justice Lead, Lorenzo Lopez, made the change. Will you?


Vu Nguyen

References:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/us-bicycle-route-system/benefits-and-building-support/environmental-impact/

https://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/whygrow.html

https://www.energysage.com/electric-vehicles/advantages-of-evs/

 

April 23, 2019

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