April brings three special celebrations: Earth Day, Arbor Day, and World Health Day, whose 2022 theme is “Our Planet, Our Health.”
We constantly strive to reduce our carbon footprint and develop greener processes. Every day is Earth Day for each of us –
businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable.
At Tulip, we understand and we want to do our part. That’s why we’ve committed to reduce our footprint by offsetting 100% of our carbon emissions. We offer direct cremation services through an entirely remote platform, eliminating the need for offices that use natural reserves and burn energy.
We’ve also partnered with American Forests to offer Memorial trees that honor lost loved ones while contributing to healthier forests and slowed climate change. For every tree purchased, Tulip matches the order to help conserve, restore, and grow our forests.
Easy Ways to Protect Our Planet
This month’s environmental awareness is a timely reminder that there are many things we, as individuals, can do too.
So in the spirit of these three events, we offer this list of easy first steps for each of us to make a positive impact on our environment.
It’s simple – saving paper saves trees. Whenever possible, read articles and news online. Be selective about what you print, and use both sides of the paper when you do. Trade paper towels for old cloth towels that can be washed and reused.
According to EarthDay.org, a leading contributor to the climate crisis is our food system. From production to transportation to consumption and waste, our current food system accounts for nearly one-third of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
Small changes in your household meals make a big difference. Reducing food waste, adjusting your diet to include more grains, vegetables, fruit, lowering meat consumption, and shopping local (whenever possible) are just a few things we can all do to help.
Pick up trash
Every piece of trash that you pick up while walking, jogging, having a picnic, or enjoying a day at the beach is less pollutants in our waterways. Properly disposing of trash and recycling helps protect animals, too.
Switch Your Bag
Single-use plastic, such as shopping bags and food wraps, take more than 500 years to breakdown. They create mountains of waste in landfills, and spill over into our waterways and wildlife areas. Tuck a reusable tote into your purse, backpack, or pocket for shopping at the grocery store, farmers’ market, or mall.
Grow Your Garden Green
Grow your own veggies, fruits, and herbs in a pesticide-free, organic garden. Not only will you save money, you’ll help protect the health of your family and our planet. Concerned about honey bees? Join citizen scientists around the world as they photograph and track pollinators.
Plant a tree
The Arbor Day Foundation has planted and distributed nearly 500 million trees. Will you make it 5 million plus one? Trees help slow climate change, filter our air and water, foster biodiversity, and strengthen our community.
Find even more simple actions you can take to make a difference, every day of the year.