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How Businesses Can Save the Planet

It is no debate that ecology plays a big role in today's world. As people grow conscious of the challenges facing the planet, pollution hosts its fair share of concerns. Indeed, carbon dioxide levels have surpassed the healthy threshold of 350 parts per million (ppm) and have reached a record 415 ppm. In short, for every million air particles, 415 of them are carbon dioxide. This calls for everyone, including companies, to take a responsible approach and reduce their carbon footprint.

Producing carbon neutral products

As it was covered in this article, only 100 companies have created more than 70% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. This alarming figure shows that if companies took the initiative, they could significantly reduce the world's carbon emissions. A prime example of a company taking initiative would be Skin and Skull. To illustrate their commitment, they have adopted the symbol of oxygen (O2) as part of their logo. They employ sustainable packaging and maintain a carbon neutral footprint in their manufacturing process.

Providing financial support

Moreover, companies could provide financial support to organizations that help curb our carbon dioxide emission. After all, no one is better equipped than businesses to take on such financially heavy challenges. What's more, this investment could greatly relieve the world of its financial burdens. Indeed, it was stated that the global costs of pollution total $4.6 trillion per year, which is an astronomical amount!

Again, Skin and Skull will serve as an example. They have pledged to donate a percentage of their profits to organizations like 350.org and earthday.org, which are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint to tolerable levels.

Everyone can contribute to saving the environment, be it companies or people. After all, this little blue planet is our only home.

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