Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Eggology Supports Earth Day: We Invite You to Get Involved & Win Egg Whites!

Earth day is just a month away! For the 39th year, we will come together to celebrate the Earth on April 22nd.

It truly is remarkable to think about how far we have come in protecting our health and safeguarding the environment! The government's Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) has pulled together facts on our Environmental Progress. Below are some of the impressive highlights from that list:

  • 1970 - 20 million people around the globe celebrate the first Earth Day; President Richard Nixon creates the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
  • 1972 - Clean Water Act: limits raw sewage and other pollutants flowing into rivers, lakes and streams
  • 1974 - Safe Drinking Water Act: allows EPA to regulate the quality of public drinking water
  • 1977 - Clean Air Act Amendments: strengthen air quality standards and protect human health
  • 1978 - The government bans chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) as propellants in aerosol cans because CFCs destroy the ozone layer
  • 1987 - The United States signs the Montreal Protocol, pledging to phase-out production of CFCs
  • 1988 - Congress bans ocean dumping of sewage sludge and industrial waste
  • 1990 - President George Bush signs the Pollution Prevention Act: emphasizing the importance of preventing—not just correcting—environmental damage
  • 1991 - Federal agencies begin using recycled content products
  • 1993 - President Bill Clinton directs the federal government to use its $200 billion annual purchasing power to buy recycled and environmentally preferable products
  • 1996 - Food Quality Protection Act: tightens standards for pesticides used to grow food, with special protections to ensure that foods are safe for children to eat
  • 1997 - EPA issues tough new air quality standards for smog and soot, an action that would improve air quality for 125 million Americans
  • 2000 - EPA establishes regulations requiring more than 90 percent cleaner heavy duty highway diesel engines and fuel
  • 2003 - Healthy Forests Restoration Act: helping to prevent forest fires and safeguard and preserve the nation’s forests
  • 2006 - WaterSense is launched to raise awareness about the importance of water efficiency, ensure the performance of water-efficient products and provide good consumer information

Support of Earth Day is the driving force behind these Acts that preserve, clean-up and protect our mother Earth. You can do something as simple as practicing recycling in your home, and teaching about it to your children. No act is too small.

Which is why Eggology feels it is important recognize some everyday (and maybe not-so-everyday) eco-friendly deeds done by you! Eggology invites you to showcase how you respect the environment in your home, office, where ever! Look for this button on Eggology's home page and submit your email description, pictures and/or videos:

We will showcase your acts on Eggology's website and in our Organic Egg Whites blog! The most eggstraordinary earth-friendly deed will receive a case of Eggology egg whites!

In addition,
Eggology will be donating a percentage of its online sales leading up to and on Earth Day to the Earth Day Network.

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