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Heritage Conservancy seeks environmental impact stories

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Heritage Conservancy is seeking submissions for environmental impact stories of businesses from around the community.

The effort is part of a collective civic action being led by the conservancy and the Bucks County Herald to serve as catalysts of positive change in protecting local waterways with the help of organizations and citizens throughout the region.

Many businesses are making a positive difference for the environment and Heritage Conservancy wants to help elevate those businesses by sharing their stories.

Is a company using sustainable practices? Has it implemented a recycling program within the business?

Stories should be sent to adashkiwsky@heritageconservancy.org. Many will be shared through Heritage Conservancy outlets and in the Herald.

Heritage Conservancy asks that all businesses sign a pledge to make changes toward sustainability within a company’s ethos. Reducing single-use plastics around the office, changing light bulbs to be more energy efficient and installing a water cooler to reduce plastic water bottle usage are examples of how to get involved.

The pledge, found on heritageconservancy.org, states, “Our Business pledges to join the Earth Day 2020 Protecting Our Local Waterways initiative by making at least one change within our company’s practices that will help to protect our local waterways.” Those that pledge will receive a commemorative pin or decal.

Small changes can add up to a big impact; all play a part in protecting the environment, according to the organizers. Earth Day may be just one day, but if Earth Day is practiced every day, all can be the heroes that the environment needs.


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