PSC’s contribution to addressing climate change is helping you power a more sustainable world and on April 22 we are celebrating Earth Day. Earth Day was born 51 years ago, in 1970. Since then it has grown into a global movement of more than 75,000 partners in 192 countries.
For me, Earth Day is a prompt to reflect on my personal impact on the planet and a reminder that I can make a positive difference. Personal choices like participating in my utility’s green energy program, recycling, eating lower on the food chain, and using reusable coffee cups all make a difference. In aggregate, these small steps can make a big difference.
PSC is making a difference, too, by supporting developers to permit and bring their generation online; identifying optimal connection points for DER; helping data center operators leverage renewable energy sources while reducing their carbon footprint and increasing resilience; connecting distant wind and solar farms to the grid, and helping to make existing generation as efficient as it can be.
This year’s Earth Day theme is Restore Our Earth, organized around five pillars: The Canopy Project to plant trees around the world; Food and Environment dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of how and what we eat; The Great Global Cleanup to restore our natural environments; Climate Literacy aimed at inspiring and providing environmental education; and Earth Challenge to develop a transparent citizen science data portal, beginning with collecting data on bees.
If you are feeling inspired, get involved. Earthday.org provided a toolkit that is a great way to get started.