Grove is dedicated to keeping our city, state, and country the beautiful land it is! Often, we take for granted our incredible environment and all it does for us, literally our lifeline! More than often, we mistreat and misuse what this planet has given us! We forget it is our solemn jobs to keep clean and fight for the protection of our very own home! This planet is full of beauty, wonder and mystery, yet we trash and poison it daily, all of us! We must make daily and constant efforts to watch our environmental footprints and do whatever we can to both clean up and prevent further mistreatment of our world!
Millions of volunteers and people worldwide have already started, but the number needs to be billions! We have a powerful voice in making local, grassroots change happen, which is where it has to start! Whether it’s planting trees and flowers by the thousands, recycling millions of pounds of recyclable materials, reclaiming acres of urban vacant lots or restoring miles of rivers and shorelines, we must take real action—and these actions will have meaningful impact in communities of all sizes!!
We can start anywhere. In any case, it’s best to start first within and at hone. But this needs to expand into the towns and cities! Whether the place is a community garden, a city park or a vacant lot, public places can provide a neutral space in which people can come together with a shared purpose of community building. By continually improving public spaces while caring for neglected ones, positive social and economic change occurs in communities across the country.
Further, we are not only destroying our own home, but we are destroying the home of millions of other species that we share this planet with! Pollution is one of the primary ways in which humans have caused drastic modifications of wildlife habitat. Historically we have regarded the air, water, and soil that surround us as waste receptacles and have given little consideration to the ecological consequences of our actions. As a result, wildlife populations are confronted with a bewildering array of pollutants that we release into the environment either by intent or accident.
In some cases wildlife populations have suffered severe losses or even faced extinction due to pollution. For example, the bald eagle, peregrine falcon, and brown pelican all nearly became extinct before scientists discovered that the synthetic chemical DDT was the cause of devastating reproductive failure in these species. Oil spills, such as the fouling of the coast of southern Alaska by the grounding of the Exxon Valdez, take an immediate toll on many species with the misfortune of living near such blunders. Toxic metals can kill adult members of wildlife populations and cause the production of deformed offspring, as seen at Kesterson Reservoir in the San Joaquin Valley. Acid rain has caused hundreds of fish populations to disappear from lakes in the northeastern U.S. and Scandinavia. Notorious instances of the impacts of pollution on wildlife are happening daily!! We must fight the origins and effects of synthetic chemicals, oil spills, toxic metals, and acid rain.
Check out these 50 things we can individually do to really make a difference.
We have started already with various service projects throughout our office and within our community. We often host charitable events and donate to effective causes and outreaches, we host street clean ups around our city and have successfully made a positive impact in numerous areas, we’ve sponsored and installed in our own office many GREEN projects to keep our offices and warehouses as efficient and environmental as possible and we are only at the start of our efforts!! Help us in the fight to keep our home beautiful!
Taking care of our Earth is no longer an option – it is a necessity. At times the challenge feels so overwhelmingly complicated that we give up before we even get started. Have you ever felt that way?
Maybe you were active in earth-friendly activities in the past but didn’t feel your efforts were making a difference and you’ve abandoned them – or perhaps you just aren’t as conscientious as you once were.
Taking responsibility for our actions is becoming more and more crucial. And with each of us making the commitment to start with small steps, together we can make a huge difference.