We began www.MedREHABWeb.com in order to make a positive impact on the continuing medical education community by “going green”. We have sent out monthly electronic newsletters, Twitter posts, and FB updates to get our message regarding upcoming courses and workshops without use of paper flyers. As Earth Day 2015 approaches, we are looking for more ways to influence the community and continue our quest to leave only a minimal carbon footprint behind. We are not the only ones. This is from a report on “Earth Hour” that took place on March 29 between 8:30-9:30 pm local time:
“In 2014, officials in Ecuador banned plastic bags in the Galápagos Islands, months after the WWF Galapagos and members of Galapagos National Park and the Galapagos Government Council led a campaign in support of such a ban during Earth Hour 2014.”
“That same year, participants in Isfahan, Iran, used the event to highlight the politics of water mismanagement by creating a 3,000 square feet Earth Hour logo in the dried out riverbed of the once flowing Zayanderund River that is a major artery for the city.”
Here is a link to the full article: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/lights-around-world-earth-hour/
Why talk about Earth Day and Earth Hour when we are a continuing education listing resource website? We feel reminding, and yes, educating our fans and followers to make a small contribution to saving our earth’s resources is an important mission. One small way to contribute is by removing yourself from catalog and flyer mailing lists (and by subscribing to www.MedRehabWeb.com).
Happy Earth Day April 22! Celebrate by finding a CE course on our siteJ!!