Earth Day is April 22

The earth is what we all have in common.

Let’s get down to earth. It’s our favorite time of year again – celebrating the Earth! Of course, we celebrate it every day, but each year on April 22 we observe Earth Day and reflect on the abundance of life and resources it provides and the best ways to protect it. This year the message involves Global Teach-Ins and the March for Science. The campaign is all about environmental and climate literacy. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

The most common practice in observance of Earth day in the past has been the planting of trees. While this is strongly encouraged and important to the cause, there are many other things you can do to celebrate the Earth and show your appreciation. Weather you contribute to educating today’s students about going green or help protect hundreds of endangered species, all of it is aimed to support and build awareness for our most valuable resource – the planet Earth.

This year, you may think about attending the March for Science to be held on the National Mall in Washington DC. The day’s program will included speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. The goal of the march is to acknowledge the vital role science plays in our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. After all, the Earth is our home and we have to take care of it.

And of course, we wouldn’t talk about Earth Day without mentioning what we do to support the Earth and how important it is to us. TT&E operates rooftop solar panels as a part of Advanced Green Technology‘s program. Rooftop solar is one of the most popular and affordable solutions on the market. It has many advantages: Lower Electricity Bills, Increase Property Value, Create Revenue from Unused Roof Space, Extend Roof Warranty, Reduce Carbon Footprint, Rebates and Tax Incentives.

Our 24-hour online real-time solar monitoring system provides the AC kW Output for the day, week, month and lifetime of the system. You can visit our page anytime at Also, since the solar panels were installed 8 years ago, we’ve planted 8,340 trees to further offset our carbon footprint!

We don’t stop there. We also utilize an eco-friendly Metso Texas Hybrid metal shredder that is electric and water-cooled. It has no negative effect on the environment. It is powerful enough to shred an entire care in just a few seconds and can shred up to 200 tons of scrap metal per hour.

Every time you bring scrap metal to TT&E for recycling, you are also supporting the Earth and its valuable resources. The benefits are two-fold: Not only are you contributing to recycling existing metal into new products, you are reducing the amount of waste in landfills and the amount of metals that would have to be mined to make new products. And the best part is you get paid for your metal! First time scrapper? Visit our scrap metal recycling facility today »

Visit to learn more about the campaigns and how to take action. Thank you for your support and taking care of our planet!

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