What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is a day to celebrate nature while discussing the ways in which we can protect and improve our planet for future generations. In addition to practical and educational events (such as community clean-ups and Earth day Live), Earth day is also meant to serve as a reminder to everyone to work hard throughout the year to be eco-conscious and environmentally friendly. From recycling, to composting, to planting trees and picking up litter, people everywhere are living the Earth Day life this April 22nd (and hopefully every other day, too!).
The Earth Day Legacy
Founded in 1970, Earth Day has been a cornerstone for environmental education for more than half a century! That’s certainly a long time, and while the world has taken many great steps towards becoming a greener, healthier planet, there’s still a lot that can be done. Luckily, Earth Day continues to grow more and more each year, with many celebrating Earth Day Week or even Earth Month! If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the official Earth Day website to learn about taking action. If you’re new to environmental action, remember that it’s never too late to start!
Earth Day and Water
Did you know that about 71% of Earth’s surface is covered in water? That’s a lot of water! And a lot of surface area. Water is a very important part of the environment and virtually all life depends on water. We talked some about the importance of water for World Water Day, but since water is a part of the natural environment, it’s also a part of Earth Day. As populations grow and water usage for industrial, commercial, and domestic processes surge, freshwater is quickly becoming scarcer. Here at FCT Water, we know that industrial processes can use a lot of water, and that proper water treatment can do a lot to save a significant amount of that water. Even a small amount can add up over time for significant savings. Here are just a few things to try that can make your water treatment more eco-friendly:
- Ensure cycles of concentration are maximized – This can prevent unnecessary water from leaving your boiler or cooling system as blowdown/bleed.
- Identify possible areas for water reuse within your facility – Re-using water is a great way to conserve water and even save money over time.
- Consider green chemistry treatment alternatives for your systems – Some treatment options, like purified tannins – come from renewable sources and can be effective water treatment solutions.
There are plenty of ways that water treatment can help conserve water, and plenty more ways that you can go green for Earth Day at home or at work. If you’re interested in learning more about our water treatment options, get in touch – we would love to hear from you!