Image source: North Texas Hardwood Floors
It’s the first Friday of Summer! Do you know what that means? Today is Clean Air Action Day!
For the 6th year in a row, North Texans take action to help improve air quality in their communities and throughout North Texas by either taking public transit for the day, walking or telecommuting! If you have no idea what you can do to help, just go to Air North Texas website and see 21 different actions they have listed for you to do today and every day!
This year, Air North Texas is also debuting their new mascot, Arlo the Airmadillo, to help spread the word about air quality. Arlo is a proud Texas native whose alma mater is the University of Texas at Arlington.
He loves to spend quality time outdoors with his family and friends and his favorite hobbies are cycling and playing baseball.
Alro does his part to help our air quality by carpooling with his friends, cycling or taking the public transit to get to school.
What clean air choices will you make today?
Don’t forget to log in and share what you, your friends and family are doing to celebrate Clean Air Action Day by going to the Air North Texas website. (http://www.airnorthtexas.org/index.asp)
For the past two years we have had the honor of standing along side 350 other Certified B Corps for Best for the World. It’s a great honor to be considered the best of the best for Best for Overall Impact and to be in the top 5 for Best for the Environment. We would like to thank you all and congratulate all the other B Corps who not only want to be the best in the world but best for the world.
Despite the cold, windy and rainy weather, Dolphin Blue’s staff members Courtney, Mike and Miguel along with our CEO Tom Kemper arrived early on Saturday morning for the very first Green Source DFW Run for the Environment at Cedar Hill State Park, sponsored by Dolphin Blue, to set up our booth that featured several of our Pet Supplies, Kids Toys, Planners & Calendars, Personal Care Products and Cleaning Supplies. We also featured our new line of dog toys, Zogoflex: Chew, Play and Treat toys.
It’s just a matter of days before the new school year begins, are you prepared? Many parents have already started shopping with the intent of buying the pure necessities like pens, paper, pencils and binders. On average, a family of school-aged children spends about $250 on school supplies and electronics each year. Do your part this year and look for more environmentally friendly and sustainable school supplies. Dolphin Blue offers a variety of Back-To-School supplies made with post-consumer recycled content and Made in the USA.
Is your pet eco-friendly? It seems like a lot of pet owners overlook their pets when transitioning from their own typical purchases to more environmentally friendly products. We search for ways to reduce our own carbon footprints and completely overlook our pet’s carbon footprint. In fact, a pet’s carbon footprint is about twice the size of an SUV! So how can we help reduce our pet’s pawprint? Here are some tips:
I personally conducted the very first public recycling event in Dallas in 1992, collecting and bagging 350 50-gallon bags of recyclables. After all that work, I had no success finding a place to accept the materials. That’s when I learned Recycling Economics 101: When we purchase products made from materials we place in bins, recycling works. When nobody is buying products made with post-consumer recycled (PCR) material, recycling fails miserably.
Credit to Symbolia; Comic by Andy Warner