What Earth Day Means to Us

posted by Andrew Cuneo

Hill & Knowlton would like to extend a warm and happy Earth Day greeting to you all. This is a special day; one that pushes us to be better environmental citizens. It is also a reminder to take a moment to reflect and take part in one activity that will reduce your environmental footprint – whether it’s using fewer lights, running less water, or even walking to a destination instead of driving to one.

In the spirit of Earth Day, our Green Team (comprised of staff from across our U.S. offices) wanted to share a few thoughts on what Earth Day means to us.  We wish you a Happy Earth Day!

  •  “Earth Day is an important reminder that we need to do all we can to leave our world in good shape for our children, and theirs. An old Native American proverb sums it up best: We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Happy Earth Day!” — Chad Tragakis, Senior Vice President, Washington D.C.
  • “When I think of Earth Day, I think of all the things I can do to help preserve our planet for my daughter’s generation, and every generation that follows. I think of an old Greek proverb that says ‘A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.’” Andy Cuneo, Senior Account Executive, Washington D.C.
  • “To be grateful for what you have, and to think of ways for you to constantly express that gratitude through the little things that matter. Reflecting and not being wasteful are good ways to show that you are aware of what you’ve been blessed with. It just goes to show that you are indeed thankful for it.” — Christopher Ward, Facility Supervisor, New York
  • “It’s an annual reminder that the world is bigger than all of us. A prompt to use today to start a new habit, and perhaps give up on an old. That we can make a difference, one small act at a time.” — Lena Davie, Vice President, Tampa
  • “Earth Day is the day that I will think more about what I can do for Mother Nature and make my Green resolutions for the year. It is also a year to review my Green efforts made last year. Earth Day should not only be the day for us to treat the planet better, but should be the day for us to show more energy and enthusiasm to plan for a Green future.” Theorina Li, Syracuse Fellow, Washington D.C.
  • “To me, Earth Day is a reminder to stop and appreciate our natural environment and to do my part to go green at home.” Austin Lamb, Senior Account Executive, Chicago
  • “A day to honor the energy and goodness of the Earth and to unite to help keep it beautiful, clean and healthy.” Melissa Penn, Senior Account Executive, Los Angeles
  • “Earth Day serves as a reminder and staple of what we should be cognizant everyday – ensuring that we are all doing our part to protect the environment, which is intrinsically linked to the safety and security of our communities. And it also gives us – as public relations professionals – an opportunity to stress the importance of corporate social responsibility to our clients – which now more than ever needs to be a cornerstone of reputation management. We all need to do our part to make our neighborhoods more green – and I’m thankful that Earth Day reinforces this point.” — Brett Broesder, Senior Account Executive, New York
  • “At a time when “being green” has become commercialized, it is heartening to remind ourselves though our green actions and in-office discussions how achievable it is to be green the other 364 days of the year.”  - Mallory Thompson, Account Executive and Sarah Shahrabani, Senior Account Executive, Seattle
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