Earth Day 2019!

April 22, 2019
Earth Day Flowers

It’s Earth Day 2019!  Foster-Stephens is proud of how we are working to make our environment a better place, every day.     

As a company, have made strides to reduce our energy use in the office and warehouse.  An example is our changing out all our light fixtures for LED energy efficient ones.  LED lighting uses approximately 10% of the energy incandescent lights use.   We make most of our products and components in the Midwest of the US, this reduces energy consumption in the form of transportation to our facilities. We also reuse & recycle as much of our office and warehouse waste as possible.

To offset what we cannot reduce, we joined  Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree® Program in 2013.  By giving to Carbonfund.org, our donated funds will go toward supporting reforestation projects in the US and abroad. If you would like to find out ways you can reduce your carbon footprint please go to www.carbonfund.org or check out our link at http://www.carbonfund.org/partners/item/foster-stephens-inc.

Climate change is a real concern and we are all responsible for the world in which we live, and we all must be part of the solution! And we must solve the problem by reducing our emissions by 50-85% globally by mid-century. You can also help by buying products from environmentally friendly companies. 

Here are some ideas that we use to help sustain the Earth. 

  • Reusable water bottles.  While it might be easy to buy one-use bottles by the case, it's both cheaper and better for the environment to use reusable bottles.
  • Scrap paper?  Do you throw out all that junk mail?  If it's written on only one side, or the back of the envelope is blank, they are perfect for shopping lists and phone messages.
  • Bring your own reusable shopping and produce bags to the market, and avoid using single-use plastic bags.  In fact, go one better -- make your own reusable cloth bags from old t-shirts, using basic sewing skills. https://www.mommypotamus.com/no-sew-t-shirt-tote-bag-tutorial/
  • Staws? Get a reusable stainless steel, glass, or bamboo one to use instead of wasteful plastic ones.

If you want to know more about how to help our Earth, check out https://www.earthday.org/ 



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