Earth Day 2019: Protecting the Planet One Best Practice at a Time

An indicator species is one whose condition tells us about the state of the environment and the ecosystems in which it lives. Lichens, bees, frogs and butterflies are just a few examples. These indicator species can tell us whether not only their existence is in danger because of environmental damage, but perhaps ours as well.

The theme of Earth Day 2019 is protecting our planet’s species. As we take time to reflect today (and hopefully more so in the future) it’s important to understand the small yet incredibly vital elements of a healthy ecosystem. When one part of that ecosystem stops functioning correctly, when an external actor is introduced into this delicate balance of organisms, the effects can be far-reaching.

At Intelex one of our core tenets has been to do business in a way that minimizes potentially damaging impacts on the environment. While we may not have a direct … Read more...

It’s Earth Day – Get Inspired!

EarthDay2016_InfographicEvery year on April 22nd since 1970, people around the world commit themselves to a day of going green. Earth Day symbolizes the collective initiative we need must have in order to instil a new, positive impact on our environment.  But that’s exactly what it is, a symbol. The environmental consciousness that comes with this day must expand into a practice that lasts all year round.

The theme for Earth Day 2016 is “Trees for the Earth.”  North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences conducted a study concluding one tree can absorb as much as 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year and can sequester 1 ton of carbon dioxide by the time it reaches 40 years old. They reduce soil erosion, lift up to 100 gallons of water from the ground to the air (in only a day), and one large tree can provide … Read more...

Remembering the 2013 Texas Fertilizer Explosion and Bangladesh Factory Collapse, Construction Safety Day, Earth Day and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • NTSB to hold general aviation safety seminar
  • CSB says 2013 fertilizer plant explosion was preventable
  • Steps toward safety reform in Bangladesh’s garment industry
  • Construction Safety Day and “Fatal Four” statistics
  • Earth Day 2014 and the Green Cities campaign

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Aviation Safety Seminar. Find out more here.
  • Safety and Security Guidelines for Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate. View them here.
  • The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Learn more here
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