In 1970, after a devastating oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, Earth Day was established in Santa Barbara by Senator Gaylord Nelson. Earth Day demonstrates support for environmental protection and strives to make the infrastructure of the world more sustainable. At NEXT Energy Technologies, we take this seriously.
This Earth Day, we’re reaffirming our mission to create a more sustainable future through our technology. We’ve created photovoltaic coatings that allow windows to convert unwanted infrared and ultraviolet light, enabling buildings to power themselves.
Did you know?
Across the world, the buildings we live and work in account for nearly half of the carbon-emissions driving the climate crisis. But businesses want change — according to our recent study, 80% of businesses have taken a more active approach to their environmental impact over the past few years — a huge improvement from that fateful day in 1970.
It’s clear there’s a link between the climate and health of employees. Another study revealed that 83% of employees believe the environment and sequential crisis play a direct role in their individual health. As they draw the line from the planet’s health to their own, they want these concerns reflected in the buildings they work in, too.
And businesses should know that climate change concerns mean a lot to the people that patronize them and the people they employ. Employees and leaders alike are ready to leave their jobs based on their company’s climate inaction. Customers are willing to pay higher prices for sustainable goods. Financial partners and investors will terminate relationships with companies who are environmentally inadequate.
Today — and every Earth Day — serves as a reminder for businesses to make sustainable choices in order to protect the only planet we have inherited and will pass down to the future generations after us. Factoring in employee and leadership concerns will not only help the climate crisis, but will help businesses be rewarded by customers and employees.
To learn more about our plans to help businesses reduce their impact on the environment, visit our website.