This year’s Earth Day might be a bit different from what you’re used to—no picnics in the park or group beach cleanups to take part in because we’re all sheltering-in-place and avoiding crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here at OneLogin, while we’re wishing we could be gathering with our friends to give back to Mother Earth today, we’re doing the next best thing; we’re highlighting the top-notch work of some of our most eco-friendly clients.
We are proud of our client base because many of them are genuinely making the world a better place through their products and services. Of course, “making the world a better place” is a tech trope so wide-spread that it’s reached the small screen to be mocked regularly on HBO’s Silicon Valley, but in these real-world cases, it happens to be spot-on true. Let’s take a look.
A Japanese company, Ecosystem Conservation Society, is a non-profit, non-governmental (NGO) think tank dedicated to promoting sustainability in modern society. They consult with both national and municipal governments, research institutes, and other environmental NGOs to help optimize environmental efforts on a number of fronts. Ecosys has been involved in outreach on topics like city planning and management with ecology in mind, nature restoration, environmental education, waterway management, farming, and agriculture.
The organization’s vision and mission are simple: to envision a future where all people appreciate natural ecosystems and lead a contented life by building a beautiful, sustainable society where children and future generations can enjoy living in harmony with nature.
Learn more about the important environmental advocacy work Ecosys is doing.
With a tagline like “Intelligent Energy for a Greener Planet™,” it’s apparent right away that this Canadian power company puts the environment first. Northland Power has been ahead of the renewable energy curve for over three decades. Founded in 1987, this sustainable energy firm produces over $10 billion of clean, green power across all of their assets in Canada, Europe, and other global jurisdictions.
Their vision is to be at the top of the heap in the renewables industry, whether in power, construction, or infrastructure. They invest in technologies and jurisdictions focused on sustainability with a goal of reducing the impact we have on our environment every day. Learn more about Northland Power.
Spencer Ogden is a global recruitment company specializing in the energy and infrastructure industries. Their diverse portfolio includes an emphasis on renewable energy, including wind, solar, hydro, and biomass.
This recruitment firm is a leader in the industry, recruiting both contract and permanent professional staff for the renewable energy industry that is so vitally important for the health of our planet. Find out what Spencer Ogden is looking for on the renewable energy front.
A company led by its values, SWCA is a nationwide environmental consulting firm. They help their clients find creative solutions to achieve their project goals while respecting and preserving natural and cultural resources. Their robust team of biologists, archaeologists, planners, and technical experts will ensure that your project not only runs smoothly but preserves and honors the surroundings where you’ll break ground.
SWCA focuses on sustainability and stewardship for the environment, science leadership programs, wellness, safety, and professional development for their employees, and charitable giving and volunteer work for their community. They also place a premium on using a diversity of suppliers in order to help small businesses grow in this field. Learn more about SWCA.
Something to Think About on This Atypical Earth Day
It seems that Mother Earth is doing just fine with all of us staying home and off the roadways. LA has enjoyed record air quality levels. The canals of Venice, Italy are gleaming blue and clearer than they have been in decades. From mallard ducks on the sidewalks of Paris, to wild goats foraging on the hedges in Llandudno, Wales, to coyotes howling in the streets of downtown San Francisco, we’re seeing all manner of wildlife cross into civilized terrain in the absence of humans.
While the shelter-in-place order won’t last forever, it’s worth stopping to pay attention to what’s happening on our planet in the absence of human interference with nature. We’ll get back to work, relaunch our commute routines, start shopping and traveling again, but we can also make an effort to keep our local ecosystems in mind as we venture toward normalcy again.
If you’ve been going outside on your own to appreciate nature during these isolated times, keep doing that, even after this crisis is over. That way, you can continue to appreciate Mother Nature’s bounty and enjoy the psychological and physical benefits of being in nature. We’re all in this together: corporations, humans, animals, and Mother Earth herself. Happy Earth Day, from OneLogin!