As we approach the 50th annual Earth Day on April 22, 2020, it’s a good time to look back at what started Earth Day in the first place.
In 1970, years of increasing awareness over the true costs of environmental damage were reaching a head. People were seeing the costs in their own communities, from coast to coast. In California, the Santa Barbara oil spill resulted in almost 100,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the Santa Barbara channel. In Ohio, decades of pollution and an oil slick combined to cause the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland to catch on fire. In New York City, 200 people died in a smog event in 1966 due to toxic levels of sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide.
In the 50 years since the first Earth Day, there have been many positive changes, thanks to government interventions and industry improvements. However, we still face an existential threat from climate change. Many of us want to do something, but aren’t sure where to begin.
We can begin at home, with smart home energy choices. PitStop Fuels helps you do just that with earth-friendly propane and high-quality heating oil, as well as quality, efficient home heating and comfort equipment.
Did you know that propane is named as an alternative fuel in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 1992 National Energy Policy? That’s because propane burns so cleanly, with much fewer emissions than other traditional home heating and energy sources.
It’s better! Here in Maine, every drop of heating oil delivered to your home or business is now ultra-low-sulfur heating oil. That dramatically reduces greenhouse gas emissions, so you can feel good about heating with oil! You can also feel good about the dependable, safe heating oil delivery you get from PitStop Fuels.
Thanks to today’s high-efficiency furnaces, boilers, water heaters, hearth, fireplaces and heaters installed by PitStop Fuels, you can achieve efficiencies of up to 98%! That’s not only great for the environment; it’s great for your bank account.
Contact us to learn more about how you can do better for our environment with help from PitStop Fuels.