Favorite Photos for Earth Day

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Favorite Photos for Earth Day

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Today we celebrate the 49th Earth Day, an annual event designed to pay tribute to the environment and promote ways to protect our planet and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. In celebration of Earth Day 2019, here is a collection of photos of employees’ favorite places on Earth. We hope they help you enjoy Earth’s beauty and inspire you to take care of our favorite places for future generations to enjoy.

Our thanks to everyone who shared a photo! Congratulations to the following winners of a Basecamp® hammock: Greg B., Amy G., Justin R., Tracy H., Rick L., Heather D., Stephanie R., and Benny G. See photos below (click your way through):
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Employees Share Everyday Tips for Earth Day

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] We all know that recycling has a huge impact on the environment, but there are lots of other little steps we can take every day to protect and support our Blue Planet® sustainability initiative.

To celebrate Earth Day, we asked employees to share their tips on making every day Earth Day. Read the tips and get motivated to adopt sustainable practices in your everyday life. No act is too small, together we can make a big difference.
[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] “We use reusable totes and produce bags for groceries. When we don’t have a tote, we ask for paper and reuse it as wrapping paper. Add a pretty ribbon and it makes a beautiful gift.” ― Amanda B., Administrative Assistant

“I recycle everything possible, use biodegradable trash bags, and try to only purchase sustainably made items.” ― Anthony T., Sr. Analyst, Hauling Operations

“I always bring a water bottle from home to the office, and when I bring my lunch, I use silverware from home.” ― Adam A., Billing Coordinator

“I’m vegan and I shop at thrift stores to save resources.” ― Lisa T., Accounting

“I avoid buying bottled water.” ― Dan M., Implementation Project Specialist

“We re-use the backside of the papers that my kids bring home from school for coloring, drawing or lists.” ― Andrea P., Senior Category Manager

“When in doubt, THROW IT OUT!”  ― Cindy M., Talent Acquisition Coordinator

“Set your automatic print settings to two-sided.” ― Darren D., Category Manager Procurement

“Recycle plastic bags separately at your local grocery store. And, bring your own silverware to work.” ― Snigdha B., BI Developer II

“My plan is to educate my grandsons on the consequences of not recycling, and the benefits when we do.” ― Rich T., Manager, IT Program Management

“Our school is using Crayola ColorCyle Marker Program to transform empty markers into clean energy.” ― Maureen M., Field Business Systems Analyst

“My wife and I only use reusable water bottles, which costs less than bottled water and have zero impact on the landfill.” ― Jeff S., Field Procurement Manager

“Purchase reusable straws made from steel or glass instead of using disposable plastic straws.” ― Noel E., Scrum Master

 “We have a water filter at home and rarely buy bottled water, but when we do, we reuse the bottles 3-5 times before recycling them.” Liz F., ― Talent Acquisition Partner
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You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. – Jane Goodall

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Visit RepublicServices.com/sustainability/earth-day for more Earth-friendly ideas and activities.
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Family-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day every day

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] At Republic Services, we believe every day is Earth Day, and by taking a few simple steps at home, you can celebrate #EarthDayEveryDay, too. Together, many small actions can make a big impact on the environment.

Here’s an idea that your family can do – today, and every day:

Upcycle your recycle with a craft project. Recycling is great for plastic bottles and jugs – but you also can get creative and turn an empty 2-liter bottle into a planter. It’s a fun project for all ages, and it will add some greenery to your space. Download the video instructions here to make a dog or cat planter or make your own design.

For more family-friendly Earth Day ideas, read our latest Beyond the Blue blog post!
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Earth Day Photo Contest! Show Us Your Favorite Place on Earth!

[/av_textblock] [av_textblock size='16' font_color='' color='' av-medium-font-size='' av-small-font-size='' av-mini-font-size='' admin_preview_bg=''] Earth Day is just around the corner (April 22)!  There are so many ways to celebrate our planet on Earth Day, have fun and help the environment.

As we all work hard to take care of our Blue Planet®, Earth Day is a great time to remember why it’s worth saving in the first place. We want to know how you enjoy our amazing, beautiful planet.

Send us a photo of your favorite place on Earth and you could be a winner! Is there a National Park you love to visit or a hiking or biking trail that brings you joy and serenity? Maybe your favorite place on Earth is your own backyard with your family, or maybe it’s Walt Disney World! Wherever it is, let us know and we’ll share your photo here.

At the end of the contest, we’ll select 8 lucky winners who will receive a Basecamp® hammock, perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. We’ll also give away very cool upcycled travel kits made from reclaimed truck inner tubes.

Photos are due Friday, April 19. We’ll announce the winners on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

How to enter:

  1. Find or take a photo of your favorite place on Earth
  2. Email your photo and a short description to BlueNation@RepublicServices.com
  3. Include your name, preferred mailing address and phone number
  4. Hurry! Photos are due Friday, April 19
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