Imagine planting a billion trees. It is difficult to imagine a billion of anything, let alone planting that many trees, but this is just one of the positive changes in our environment that has come about because of Earth Day. This particular feat began as a campaign launched by Earth Day Network in 2010 and was accomplished by 2012.
It all started forty-six years ago today, when the world celebrated its first Earth Day. On April 22, 1970, 20 million people demonstrated against environmental deterioration. Later that year, the Environmental Protection Agency was founded and the Clean Water, Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts were passed. Since then, Earth Day has become Earth Week and is now the largest secular observance in the world, with over a billion people celebrating the day every year in over 193 countries. Celebrations and activities involving service projects, rallies, and conferences are aimed at raising environmental awareness and changing human behavior.
Koyo Machinery U.S.A., Inc. deeply recognizes the significance of global environmental preservation. We are voluntarily and pro-actively pursuing global environmental protection activities with the collective effort of all our employees. We realize that positive change comes about as the result of each business and each person making their contribution to a better society. To do its own part, Koyo is continually working on the following objectives:
- Cut down CO2 by effective use of consumable energy
- Reduction in waste
- Thorough management of chemical substances and lowering the use of environmentally hazardous materials
- Preservation and improvement of regional environment
- Implementation of recycling programs
Koyo understands the technical needs for global environmental protection and offers products that consider these needs. Through our commitment to ever improving technological advancements, Koyo Precision Grinders offer the following improvements for a cleaner, better world:
- Reduced footprint
- Energy saving features (LED lighting, premium efficiency motors, etc)
- Minimal consumable material
- Customizable programming for automatic shut-off of certain operations when not in use
- Improved performance and production output
In addition to these environmentally-friendly features, Koyo Grinders in shops around the world produce ultra-precise parts and components for cutting-edge mechanical systems that bring advancement and efficiency to the automotive, electronic, construction and other industries.
Happy Earth Day from Koyo Machinery U.S.A., Inc. and may we all have many more.