Earth Day was founded in 1970. U.S. Senatory Gaylord Nelwo of Wisconsin called for a nationwide demonstration in the spring of 1970 aimed to raise awareness of environmental issues. It worked. The first national Earth Day was April 22, 1970.
The Green Kits for Unpower Hour are now ready to be picked up by Green Leaders! If you signed up to be a Green Leader, check your email for pickup instructions and contact information.
If you want to sign up to be a Green Leader, click here.
This year's green kits are packed with eco-friendly products, including:
- WCM Sustainability Mugs
- Books on how to reduce waste in our daily lives
- Re-usable K-cup filters
- LED flashlights
- Re-usable food wraps
- Shopping canvas bags
- Re-usable produce bags
- LED lightbulbs
- Eco-friendly cleaning products
- Sewing kits
- Eco-friendly soap samples
Green Leaders will raffle these goodies individually or as a bundle amongst the colleagues who sign up in their area. The green kits also include extra WCM Sustainability bags to give out to colleagues who sign up early, or as an extra raffle item.
Thank you very much to Facilities Management and Campus Operations, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Environmental Health and Safety, Housekeeping, Rehab Medicine, Anesthesiology and all the other WCM and NYP departments that donate every year to make this possible.
If there is no Green Leader in your area this year, you can still sign up and join our online raffle! Click here to register.