Earth Day history: an earthly blast from the past

Earth Day history: an earthly blast from the past

Veritiv Facility Solutions | April 19, 2021

Earth Day 2021 is this week! This year’s theme, Restore Our Earth™, speaks to the idea that every one of us needs a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health, survival and happiness—and that a healthy planet is not an option, it’s a necessity. And we agree.

The history of Earth Day
The first Earth Day, which kicked off in the U.S. in 1970, marked the beginning of a now-worldwide effort to support an environmental movement that continues today.

Earth Day helped inspire the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species acts. The campaign spread internationally 20 years later. It inspired millions of people across the world and gave major attention to issues like recycling.

Your partner for a healthy planet and healthy business
At Veritiv, we strive to honor Earth Day by bringing awareness of our sustainability efforts to the forefront. It’s also a great time of the year to remember that your facility presents significant opportunities for making a positive impact on the environment and your customers and employees.

We'll work one-on-one with you to analyze and improve your facility cleaning processes, leading to less waste, higher productivity and improved results.

Commitment to sustainability and innovation
We believe innovation can improve your business, society and the environment at the same time. With Veritiv’s help, your team can source emerging materials and products that boost results in a responsible way.

Learn more about our commitment to sustainability and how we’re building a responsible platform to deliver sustainable, innovative products and solutions.

Here’s to a healthier and more sustainable world.