April 22, 2015
Happy Earth Day! Today, many companies are doing their part to celebrate it their own way (i.e., encouraging employees to use public transportation to and from work, promoting recycling and going paperless, allowing employees to telecommute, etc.)
Here at Franchise.com
we are asking you to have a happy Earth Day and celebrate by owning an environmentally friendly business, or at least consider them by exploring the selection of earth friendly opportunities here
. Tell us your favorite one.
Green franchises are not a new concept, but they are a white hot segment and continue to grow as our environmental concerns and needs grow. Staying environmentally aware verifies we build healthier bodies, communities and economies for years to come.
Franchise.com lists companies available from cleaning
, and landscaping
to kitchen décor and products
Owning an earth friendly business not only helps you earn a living, it saves energy and money and protects the earth. How do you save money and protect the earth? Share your tips by commenting below.3 Earth Day Fun Facts:
Earth Day is a relatively new holiday and was first celebrated in 1970. More than 20 million Americans participated in the celebration.
Earth Day is the third largest celebrated holiday in some elementary schools, after Halloween and Christmas.
Earth Day is the largest secular modern day holiday in the world - More than 1 billion people in over 192 countries are expected to stage events and projects to celebrate earth day and bring forth environmental issues.7 Recycling Facts:
- Recycling one aluminum can save enough energy to watch a TV for three hours.
- Using recycled glass uses 40% less energy than making products from all new materials.
- It takes between 400 and 500 years for a Styrofoam cup to decompose. It takes an orange peel six months to decompose.
- A ton of paper made from recycled paper saves:
- 7,000 gallons of water
- Between 17 and 31 trees
- 60 pounds of air pollutants
About the Author - Kerry Crocco
Marketing Coordinator for Franchise Solutions and Franchise.com; conduct email marketing campaigns, web page management and trade show coordination. Mother of two, wife and Young Living Essential Oils representative.