While the Douglas Auto Group was educating the public on the latest and greatest news on our company, we found out about some intriguing green initiatives floating around United Airlines Earth Day. Waste Management displayed their Solar-Powered Trash Compactor. It can hold 5 times the amount of a normal trash container which helps significantly reduce waste management labor, fuel, transportation and greenhouse gas emissions. Jaco Environmental had a refrigerator on display adorned with cool deep-sea characters. Jaco was showcasing its expertise in appliance recycling. They make sure that all components of old appliances such as an old fridge are either recycled for beneficial uses or eliminated in an environmentally responsible way. Lastly, the airline had a brilliant idea of handing out a seed card. Little seeds were ingrained inside their green initiative promo letter. You take the seed card and plant it in the ground. When planted, the seeds will eventually grow into gorgeous wildflowers.
As we headed out at the end of United Airlines Earth Day 2012, the sun was still shining as jet airplanes zoomed across the clear blue sky. It served as a reminder how all businesses should focus on not just making a profit but producing Earth friendly products that will keep our environment as enjoyable for our grandchildren as it is for us.