Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Every year on April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day. It marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This year – 2020 – marks the 50th anniversary of this movement.

Here’s a little history.

  • 1970: The first Earth Day mobilizes 20 million Americans to call for increased protections for our planet.
  • 1990: Earth Day goes global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries.
  • 2000: Earth Day leverages the power of digital media to build millions of local conversations across more than 180 countries.
  • 2010: Earth Day Network launches A Billion Acts of Green® and The Canopy Project. Earth Day 2010 engages 75,000 global partners in 192 countries.

Read more about the history of Earth Day here.

In years past, we always hosted a shredding week for our clients, inviting you to bring us any sensitive documents that needed to be shredded. Given the current work-from-home situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is not possible today. 

However, we remain committed to doing our part to help the environment and protect our clients. Therefore, when our offices are authorized to reopen, we will be happy to collect any sensitive documents that need to be shredded. As always, we will place them in a locked console in our office and witness our on-site shredding company destroy everything.

In the meantime, this is an excellent opportunity for some spring cleaning. Go through your filing cabinets and folders, scan what you need to keep, and set aside everything that needs to be shredded.

If you need some guidance on what to keep and what to destroy, read our article, “The Rules of Personal Record Retention.”

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