More than 40 years ago, Earth Day was nothing more than a summit for people to discuss pressing environmental concerns from a grassroots level.
Earth Day Celebration
Started by United States Senator, Gaylord Nelson, during the 1970s counterculture era, the event initially took place at 2000 colleges and universities and in hundreds of communities. Now, it has grown into a global campaign spanning 192 countries. The event is led by the nonprofit Earth Day Network. The group calls for actionable solutions for our excessive use of energy and irresponsibility toward the environment in our attempt to develop “greener” practices and alleviate climate change.
As a result, different campaigns ranging from music festivals to various activities held during the day, have been launched. These events not only educate people about the environment, but also instill some joy in the shift to a more environmental-friendly lifestyle.
The efforts have slowly but surely paid dividends. Companies are now encouraging employees to telecommute from home and print documents using remanufactured or vegetable inks. McDonald’s, for instance, installed waterless urinals in their restaurants to save water. Starbucks created reusable cups as part of their waste reduction strategy. For small businesses, simple things such as changing packaging to a sustainable one, ridesharing, or even turning off lights when not in use, can save a lot of energy.
Here at PrintRunner, we’ve adopted environmentally-friendly practices as well. We use vegetable-based inks in our printing process. We also eliminated the chemical waste of the traditional plating process through our impositioning system.
Earth Day Poster Ideas
If you have plans to spread the environmental cheer and make a change this upcoming April 22, let us help. Here are some Earth Day poster ideas and graphic designs below to help you come up with your own marketing angle.
I hope you feel inspired with these creative Earth Day poster ideas. If you’re ready to get your design into print, hop onto our poster printing page and we’d be more than happy to assist you.
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