Posts Tagged ‘ Earth Day ’

This Earth Day, We Have Opportunities for Education, Growth and a Louder Voice in Green Building

Apr 3rd, 2023

As with many things these days, it’s hard to believe that once upon a time people agreed on things. In 1969, Sen. Gaylord Nelson, a junior senator from Wisconsin who was concerned about the state of the environment in the U.S., saw a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif. He recruited others to organize […]

Earth Day: More Than a 24-Hour Cycle

Apr 22nd, 2022

While individuals clean their neighborhoods and plant trees for the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, many glass and window companies within the industry have already adopted the mindset that effectively observing the annual event requires more dedication than one day of attention allows. “Invest In Our Planet™” is the theme for Earth Day 2022, which […]

Amid a Renewed Focus on Climate, Companies Say the Earth is Worth More Than a Day’s Celebration

Apr 22nd, 2021

More than 50 years ago today, 20 million Americans took to the streets, across college campuses and hundreds of cities, “to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward,” say officials for The activities of that day helped to spur the passage of new environmental laws in the U.S., they say, including the […]

Earth Day 2020: One Company Making a Difference with Recycling Efforts

Apr 10th, 2020

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, Hy-Lite is sharing information on the company’s efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. The company, who manufactures acrylic block windows and panels, started its recycling efforts in 2007. When the company’s shipping supervisor, Myra Moore, got involved in 2015, additional attention was focused on enhancing the program, […]

Earth Day 2018: Environmental Efforts and Analysis

Apr 23rd, 2018

Earth Day was celebrated on Sunday, and for the door, window and residential construction industries, it was an important reminder of the role that fenestration products play in the energy efficiency of buildings, which consume 70 percent of the electricity in the U.S. at a cost of more than $500 billion per year. There’s strong […]

April Newscast: Where Does the Industry Stand with Sustainability?

Apr 19th, 2016

With Earth Day right around the corner, DWM looked at environmental issues, including breaking down the different material types. Environmental issues go way beyond recycling window frames and glass and re-using sawdust in production. We also tell you where the industry stands in terms of developing life cycle assessments for door and window products. Find […]

Pella Hosts Free Electronics Recycling

Apr 16th, 2013

Nearly 373,000 pounds of obsolete electronics have been recycled and kept out of local landfills since Pella Corp. started its Earth Day electronic recycling event in 2005. Pella and its eCycling partners are expanding the event in 2013 to include local businesses, in addition to residents. “This marks the first time a separate event is […]