A Simple Way to Celebrate Earth Day with Kelmann Restoration

Protecting the environment is everyone’s responsibility: your family, your neighbor, and your employer. Being environmentally responsible can mean a host of things. From utilizing reusable grocery bags, to educating and preparing our next generation, we all can do our part.

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22

April 22 is the 48th annual Earth Day, the national holiday that educates, inspires, and calls to action more than one billion people worldwide to make our communities a cleaner, more sustainable place. According to the Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, this year’s campaign is focusing on ridding the world of plastic pollution. This is being done through local, national, and global education about the harmful effects of plastic pollution and to promote sustainability at all levels. As our world moves faster and our demands for cheaper, more durable products increase, so is the rate of plastic pollution. As reported by a 2016 study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, it is estimated that by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish.

The environmental effects caused by everyday human actions are not only staggering, but overwhelming. People can visit online resources such as earthday.org and earth-policy.org to recognize the statistics, see how to get involved, and understand ways to make a change. Although there is no single answer to the conundrum, the responsibility lies with everyone. According to the Earth Policy Institute, it is estimated that one trillion plastic bags are used each year. This year, challenge yourself to bring reusable bags to the grocery store and make a goal to cut your personal usage in half.  Together, we can start reversing the trends in our community.

Residing just outside of Milwaukee in Wauwatosa, WI, Kelmann Restoration is corporately responsible to serve our customers, our employees, and our community. Earth Day is the perfect time to combine these core areas. Our headquarters sits along the Hank Aaron State Trail, a 12-mile biking/running/walking trail that was built on a retired railroad line that is named after Hall of Fame baseball player Henry Aaron. The trail connects Lake Michigan to the suburbs of Milwaukee. Like any other public space, the trail accumulates undeserved trash and debris, desperately needing a clean-up.

You’re Invited to Our Restore the Trail Event | Saturday, May 5

In order to serve our local community and environment, we are hosting our 7th annual ‘Restore the Trail’ Earth Day event on Saturday, May 5 from 9AM – Noon at our headquarters at 12001 W Dearbourn Avenue in Wauwatosa. This year, we are opening our event to the public in hopes to connect our community for a greater good. Employees, families, neighbors and friends will spend the morning picking up trash, debris, and miscellaneous items that are damaging to our trail and neighborhood. Afterwards, Kelmann Restoration will be dusting off the grill to provide lunch to all those who volunteer. This single event will not rid our community of the continual damage created by pollution, but it is our way of helping any way we can. This Earth Day, let us challenge you to be a part of the solution and help make our community a better place for everyone.

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