Santa Monica, CA – April 11, 2017 – Global Green, a leader in saving the environment, is committed to honoring the planet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. While Earth Day is officially observed every year on April 22 - when awareness about the health and preservation of the planet are in special focus - real change will occur when collectively, citizens of the planet replace old habits with a new eco-friendly lifestyle.
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Planet
Global Green’s commitment to saving the planet extends beyond Mother Nature and into the homes of people around the world. “We care about protecting the environment as much as the health and wellness of the individuals who inhabit this great earth,” said Bill Bridge, director of strategic partnerships & development at Global Green. As such, the organization is launching a new partnership with wellness expert, Nikki Sharp, to serve as the face of Global Green and provide education around how to be better stewards of one’s own health which includes going as natural as possible with everything from reusing and recycling to eating more whole fruits and veggies, getting outside and spending more time in nature. “Taking better care of one’s own health is paramount to the success of preserving our beautiful planet,” Sharp said.
As many recent studies have shown, the climate is continuing to change at a rapid pace, resulting in serious impacts on both physical and human health. Sharp’s involvement with the organization will reinforce their mission to help serve people, places and thus the planet in need. Her first appearance as the face of Global Green will be at the largest U.S. Earth Day event in Dallas, Texas, where she will lead a Pedal for the Planet activation demonstrating the amount of energy it takes to power electronics such as cell phones, and make smoothies.
Waste Not, Want Not
Global Green’s dedication to the planet health includes a robust food waste prevention program. In collaboration with a diverse set of government, nonprofit and waste-hauler partners, Global Green is working with 27 multi-family dwellings in California cities in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles County to bring free food scrap recycling and food waste reduction education to building residents. In addition to connecting buildings with local food scrap waste-haulers and green bins and providing residents with pails for food scrap collection, Global Green is providing door-to-door outreach and informational materials on food waste reduction and diversion methods and conducting before and after waste audits at these buildings to determine the change in diversion rates as a result of the program. As a part of this effort, they are also training resident "eco-ambassadors" in each building to support the successful and sustainable implementation of the project on each site.
Global Green’s waste reduction efforts inspired an internal Zero-Waste Challenge, where all employees are committed to using as little landfill waste as possible during the month of April (one mason jar per person for trash for the entire month!). The challenge is also open to followers on Global’s Green’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Snapchat channels, to share their tips and tricks to help others rethink ways to use daily disposable items using the hashtag #GGGoZero. Global Green will repost top submissions across their channels.
Get Started: Five Effortless Eco-Friendly Life Hacks to Implement at Home
1). Beware of energy vampires: charge electronic devices only when necessary. Cell phones consume .26 watts of energy when not in use and 2.24 watts of energy when being charged. Also turning the phone on airplane mode will make it charge faster thus saving more electricity.
2). Never forget your reusable grocery bag again with Global Green’s Grocery Bag on a Keychain!
3.) Keep plastic packaging to a minimum. Shop for produce with reusable bags, and later store produce in towels instead of plastic. Look for containers in cardboard or glass jars when possible and shop on the outer rims of supermarkets, where the fresh, non-packaged food is located.
4.) Take shorter showers. Reducing shower time by as little as 2 minutes can save up to 150 gallons of water per month. This will help save money on your water bill too!
5). Less is more: do more dishes less often. Loading up the dishwater and running it when it is full can save up to 1,000 gallons of water per month