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Earth Day Message from Republic

An Earth Day Message from Republic Services

April 22, 2014

Earth Day: A reflection

The very first Earth Day was April 22, 1970. Established as a day of awareness, people back then undoubtedly saw a different set of hopes and conditions than we do today. Simply put, the earth was indeed different. It was on the leading edge of a turn in human behavior, a turn for the better.

Back then, words like 'environment' and 'sustainable' were not yet the triggers for planet stewardship that they are today. Even the notion of "being green" has evolved rapidly from birth to a place where it is about to be reborn as something new and rejuvenating -- something once again ground breaking that reinforces our resolve, our commitment to the planet.

Earth Day today is both a reflection of where we've been and where we are headed. La Habra Heights will soon begin a new and comprehensive waste and recycling contract with Republic Services. Residents will have unlimited recycling included in their garbage rate. Reducing waste and recycling more are foundational elements in what we hope becomes renewed attention and care for the environment. Today, we can look in the mirror at a reflection that is 44 years older and wiser, knowing that this direction is the right course.

Over the years, Republic Services' mission has been steadfast, their sights always set on what lies beyond the horizon in terms of new technology and innovation that they will apply to help preserve our natural resources and better our community.

Our goal is to one day look back at where we have been and to see the strides we have made without any footprints on the environment.

The health of our planet ultimately rests in our hands. Together, with the residents of La Habra Heights, City staff and the infrastructure that make Republic the community and environmental partner it is today, Earth Day 2014 holds tremendous promise for a better planet for generations to come. 

This Earth Day, please renew your pledge to the environment and your commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle -- help us make every day Earth Day.