What a beautiful day to celebrate Earth Day 2019 at South Atlantic Packaging! Forty-nine years ago the first Earth Day celebrations were held to bring awareness to protecting our Earth and its natural resources. This year, the theme for Earth Day is Protect Our Species. The use of pesticides and herbicides have resulted in a dramatic reduction of plant and wildlife populations. Honey bees are perishing at an alarming rate and since the 1990s there has been a steady decline in the bee population.
Luckily there are small things we can do to help. One way is by planting flowers that attract pollinators. So today, our company raffled off 25 gardening baskets with seeds along with four gorgeous plants that our team members could plant and grow at home. This will be a fun activity that we can share with friends and families and at the same time make a difference in our world. Happy Earth Day!