Earth Day has been around for 40 years! Wow, where do the years go? Some of you may remember that Earth Day started as an educational “teach-in” in 1970 and was the brainchild of Gaylord Nelson, a Democratic senator from Wisconsin. Nelson had proposed a national "teach-in" on the environment in September 1969 and only eight months later, everything was in place for the single largest national demonstration in American history. The moment was ripe. Thousands of colleges and universities participated. Earth Day 1970 provoked a torrent of apocalyptic predictions. Here are just a couple of examples:
“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” • Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….” • Life Magazine, January 1970
Thankfully, many were wrong and overall, our planet is doing pretty well today. The good outcome is that there is a green consciousness amongst the masses nowadays, an awareness of each person’s eco-footprint. Not just in Boulder, but across the world. An interesting website to use to measure your personal or business eco-footprint is http://www.footprintnetwork.org
RE/MAX of Boulder is doing our small part by joining SureClose® , a state-of-the-art Transaction Management system that offers powerful features and flexibility to bring our office into the age of paperless transactions. It’s secure, safe and gives our clients superior service. We are excited about this new green way of doing business and as we make this transition, we want to thank you for remembering us when you need a Green Realtor® to help with all your real estate needs.
April 30th is fast approaching. Federal tax credits are guaranteed to disappear. Call or email us today and let one of our Green Agents help you.
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