According to the United Nations, September 7th is known as the International Day of Clean Air. The purpose of this holiday is to spread awareness of the harmful effects of air pollution and explore what steps we can take to minimize it. Air pollution affects both the health of humans and animals, as well as the health of our climate. Pollutants from dirty air can contribute to a myriad of health issues, including strokes, lung cancer, respiratory diseases, and heart attacks. Although it can affect anyone of any age, the effects are generally seen more frequently in children and elderly populations. Air pollution is also contributing to the warming of the climate, causing adverse effects around the world, particularly in developing countries with minimal resources.
To help do our part to curb the effects of air pollution, we are proud to be a carbon-neutral workplace. We achieve this by using carbon offsets and Renewable Energy Certificates.
Here are some tips on what you can do to celebrate the International Day of Clean Air this year!
- Use low-watt bulbs or natural lighting at home when possible.
- Limit your usage of air conditioning when the temperature allows and keep your house a few degrees warmer than you usually would in the summer.
- Do not burn your garbage to dispose of it. Instead, recycle as much as you can and leave the rest to be picked up by garbage trucks.
- Convert your home’s electricity to renewable energy. Click here to learn more.
- If you are running a business or organization, visit this page to learn more about the measures you can take to go green.