World Earth Day 2021
As we celebrate World Earth Day 2021, let us pause to talk about the importance of this planet and nature. April 22 marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement in 1970, that year, CO2 PPM (parts per million) atmospheric concentrations was approximately 380. Earth Day started partly to increase awareness that air pollution had soared past the 250 ppm levels of the pre-Industrial Age CO2 concentrations and was a human health threat. Today, the earth’s CO2 concentration is 418 ppm. Audited scientific research now concludes that CO2 concentrations are creating climate change and there is circumstantial evidence that extreme weather events and massive wildfires are a result of greenhouse gases and air pollution.
This year’s theme is ‘Restore Our Earth’. As our planet plunges through another year of crisis due to the pandemic, the focus of this year’s Earth Day could not be more apt. The focus is on restoring global ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking. The theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate change. It is up to each one of us to 'Restore Our Earth' not just because we care about the natural world, but because we live on it. We all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness. A healthy planet is not an option — it is a necessity.
As a business, at Clairco, we want to accelerate the response to the climate emergency and have a positive impact on our planet, and we also want to do that as individuals too. Whenever we talk about ‘air pollution, it is usually what goes on outside buildings and dwellings. However, indoor air pollution is just as lethal as outdoor many air pollutants that are considered important in ambient (outdoor) air, are also found, sometimes at higher levels, in indoor air.
We understand Buildings play a vital role, especially in today’s time in minimizing viral transmission of Covid-19. It is estimated enhancing indoor air quality (IAQ) could be as effective in reducing aerosol transmission of viruses as vaccinating 50%-60% of the population. Historic efforts to address IAQ have focussed on CO2, Particulate Matter (PM) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), which are getting worse in most urban areas. We strive our best to bring out better technologies and services in monitoring, control technology solutions and software to enhancing indoor air quality.
April 22 is Earth Day, but it is the little things we do EVERY DAY that can make the biggest impact. Let us all come together to make our planet Greener, cleaner and Healthier!