Go Green For Mother Earth

by admin on April 22, 2013

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” – John Muir

Happy Earth Day, one and all!  Today is a day to reflect more deeply about the long-term effects of our actions.  John Muir’s statement parallels Newton’s third law, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”  There are consequences for our choices, whether we see them in our lifetime or not.

There are simple things one can change in order to help preserve the health of our planet.  For example, staffers at Paradigm Court Reporting & Captioning are participating in a Meatless Monday Campaign for the months of April and May.  Not only is reducing meat consumption beneficial for health reasons, it also has positive environmental implications.  Did you know that 1,800-2,500 gallons of water go into the processing of ONE POUND of meat?  Additionally, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly 20% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions derive from the meat industry.  Meatless Monday is an actual non-profit organization.  Visit their website for their story, as well as articles and great recipe ideas!  www.meatlessmonday.com

Here at Paradigm, we also take other steps to be green.  We offer videoconferencing suites to reduce fuel emissions associated with travel for out-of-state depositions.   Our kitchen is fully-stocked with plates and silverware to reduce the use of disposable materials.  We recycle paper, plastic and glass.  When it comes to transcript delivery, we offer and encourage paperless transcripts and provide access to our online repository that contains electronic versions of transcripts and exhibits.  We also do all of our invoicing electronically.

During the summer months, Paradigm Court Reporting also supports the local Minneapolis Farmer’s Market on Nicollet Mall.  Buying locally-grown foods means that the food doesn’t have to travel on trucks for great distances before it reaches your plate.   This equates to reduced fuel emissions, and also means your food will be more nutritious when it gets to you!

Small changes over time have an enormous effect in any area of life, including the environment.  What adjustments can you make to your daily routine that can help keep Mother Earth healthier longer?

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