Earth Day in the Year of Social Isolation

By Mashariki Cohen

Earth Day is an excellent time for us to appreciate the elements and allow for some reflection on humanity's role in environmental health - yesterday, today, and moving forward.

Currently, large swaths of earth are on lockdown; a reality that reads like the opening scene of a dystopian science fiction film. And yet, it's real. The good news is, the environment seems to be responding positively to this downturn of human movement and industry.

Clear Skies in India - Reuters
How is Coronavirus Affecting the Environment - Wired

What this says to us at Daneson is that life is going to change in many ways. We can speculate on the future of work, travel, and society at large. However, what I would like to point out is that every day from now forward is a great day to try and live a little more green. 
Now is the time to consider the ramifications our daily lives have on the environment a little bit more.

"Social isolation" is an odd experience to live through. Hopefully, you are all doing well, are healthy, and are able to spend your time in a relatively enjoyable matter. If so, and to further the message of this post, now is a great time to start some green habits that can continue into post lockdown life.

Here is an accessible introduction from David Suzuki about how to create less garbage.

If you haven't heard of our 1:100 Reforestation Program, then what kind of post would this be without us mentioning what we do, and have done, since the inception of our company.

1:100 is a simple concept for us - it means that for every one tree we mill to make our toothpicks, we plant 100 in its place. Throughout our nine years of making and sharing Daneson's, our 1:100 Reforestation Program has resulted in a reforestation effort that is likely without peer in terms of how much is given back relative to what Daneson draws down from the environment. All thanks to you and your continued support. 

If you would like to read more about our 1:100 Reforestation Program, you can click here.

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." – George Bernard Shaw