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Doing Your Part: How to Reduce Your Environmental Footprint on Earth Day

Posted: March 28, 2023
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Life on Earth greatly depends on energy from the Sun. When sunlight reaches the Earth’s surface, it is partially absorbed and then re-radiated as infrared heat. Most of this heat is absorbed by greenhouse gases that warm the Earth, resulting in an overall warmer climate and increased levels of carbon dioxide, which can threaten our lives and our planet for generations to come.


Because of this, it is more important than ever for each of us to limit our environmental impact. So, how exactly do you do it? Here are three easy ways you can start living a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle to protect the environment.

Recycle Responsibly

Recycling helps to conserve resources reduce water and air pollution. However, improper recycling practices can lead to contaminated recycling that can increase the risk of contamination, further polluting our food, water, and atmosphere.


Here are some helpful tips to consider:


  • Prior to throwing your glass and plastic in the recycling bin, make sure your materials are empty, clean, and dry.
  • Only place designated items in recycling such as plastic, glass, and paper. Never recycle an item if you are unsure if it should be recycled.

Get Involved in the Community

Demonstrate your support for environmental protection by volunteering in your community on Earth Day, April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world where millions of people take part in activities like planting trees, cleaning up trash, and donating beloved items to charitable organizations. Earth Day is a great day to seek out volunteer opportunities, but don’t limit yourself. Giving back to the environment is a daily responsibility for each and every one of us.


Don’t have time to volunteer on Earth Day? Here are some simple practices you can implement at home to decrease your household waste.


  • Ditch the plastic bags. Instead, opt for a reusable bag while shopping and going to the grocery store.
  • Create a meal plan. Planning your meals ahead of time helps to ensure you are only buying food you will actually eat, reducing your food waste as well as saving you money.

What Toyota Can Do to Help You in Your Facility

As we’ve seen in today’s society, electric-powered automobiles have grown in market share due to the environmental benefits they provide. The same trend can be seen with electric forklifts using lithium-ion battery technology. As a manufacturer of North America’s most expansive material handling product line, we recognize that it is our responsibility to lead the change in efficient power solutions.


Lithium-ion forklift batteries provide a variety of efficiency advantages that can offer excellent return on investment to those in the warehouse and material handling space when managed appropriately. In fact, lithium-ion batteries provide consistent power and can be opportunity charged, eliminating the need to swap out batteries after every shift. Additionally, lithium-ion batteries charge more efficiently because they require less electricity to be operational, further reducing the environmental impact.


If you would like to learn more about Toyota’s energy solutions, contact your local Toyota Forklift dealer.

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