Switch off to switch Earth back on

Earth, a pale blue dot in the Universe as the late Carl Sagan coined it. It is our home, currently the only sanctuary for the survival of all known terrestrial species of organisms big and small. Today we celebrate Earth Day 2015. It is, however, important for us to keep our planet’s well-being constantly in mind and not just for one particular day. Here’s a thought: Imagine gazing at planet Earth from the moon, and realizing that there is no way for you to return due to a major climate catastrophe of our own doing – making the air completely unbreathable, and the water utterly undrinkable. How would you feel?

We now feel the real effects of climate change as the season changes become more drastic, when in the past there used to be a gradual shift instead. If the major world powers do not decide to take binding commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, we inevitably risk irreversible climate change and damaging implications towards our environment for our future generations. In the industrial automation sector, innovations are continually being produced to make manufacturing processes more energy efficient while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the consumption of fossil fuels.

Being professionals in the automation industry, it is important for us to promote cleaner and resource-efficient manufacturing methods and environmentally-friendly industrial equipment in our business. We cannot deny that one side effect of industrialization is its considerable carbon footprint. But things are changing as we continually see efforts by industrial automation product manufacturers to produce innovative resource-saving products. We have the technological capabilities for cleaner industrial production today, and we can look forward to more innovative manufacturing solutions that can better safeguard the environment.

We’re all dealing with industrial automation products here on B4 Network. As the manufacturers of the products that we distribute and deal with realize the importance of protecting our planet with more “green technology” in the works, we too should constantly keep in mind as individuals the same kind of protective spirit towards our Mother Nature. Be it travelling around more by bicycle instead of with our cars, or remembering to switch off the lights when we don’t need them, we can all do our part to sustain Earth for the future generations to come. So let us remember to conserve energy whenever we can – by switching off, to switch Earth back on.

Without Earth, there would be no other place for us to really call our ‘Home’. Celebrate Earth Day, every day, with B4 Network.

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