WayBeyond has taken up the sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021 with a long-term focus on reducing food waste and optimizing natural resources.
“Earth Day is one of the oldest and largest global movements when it comes to positive environmental changes. The 22 April event is supported by 75,000 partners in over 190 countries all focused on positive action for our planet, which resonates strongly with our personal Vision of sustainable crop production,” says Head of Industry Transformation Kylie Horomia.
“The AgTech sector has a key role to play, and Earth Day is a great time for everyone in our industry to stop and think about what changes they want to make that can support a sustainability agenda for the long-term.”
Since 1970, Earth Day has been central to significant environmental events including the signing of the Paris Agreement, U.S. legislation for Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts, the establishment of Climate Literacy Campaigns in schools, Green School Funding, and Global Cleanup events at rivers, beaches, and communities. Earth Day has also become a positive movement for young students and those embarking on their agricultural careers.
“Environmental awareness is part of our everyday lives and is normalized within my Gen-Z age group. We are used to carrying our own ‘Keep Cups’, reusable bags and exercise our buying power based on the sustainability of products, services, and businesses,” explains Graduate IoT Engineer Sarah Kennelly.
“All activities our team can do personally is fantastic especially if they become permanent changes. From a business perspective Earth Day also aligns with the existing work we are doing towards supporting the United Nations Sustainability Goals and those customers who value a sustainable approach,” says Ms. Horomia.
“When you look at the biggest challenges facing the planet, they can seem overwhelming but as we have seen in the past, a movement of people working together can make a huge positive impact.”
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