On Earth Day 2014, the focus will be on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever.
At Connect Hearing, we have made it our business to eliminate hearing loss from the world and make hearing safety a priority for every Canadian. But we also are conscious about our environmental footprint. Connect Hearing's green commitment is deep and very important to us. Our battery recycling program and recycled brochures are just two examples of how we give back to the community and work to protect the environment.
“Everything that we do at Connect Hearing is about making the world better for our clients and our communities — and that doesn’t just apply to improving hearing health,” says M.J. DeSousa, our Director of Professional Practice. “From reusable and recyclable office supplies to the most energy efficient equipment possible, we strive every day to live up to the standards set by the Earth Day initiatives.”
Earth Day takes place April 22, 2014. The website
explains that every year on April 22 more than one billion people in 190 countries take action for the planet. From San Francisco to Santiago, Beijing to Brussels, Moscow to Marrakesh, citizens plant trees, clean up their communities, contact their elected officials, and more — all on behalf of the environment.
“The world is truly a beautiful place, and one reason why we do the work that we do is because we want people to be able to hear every second of what our world has to offer,” DeSousa says.
The Canadian Association of the Deaf reports that close to 4 million Canadians have a hearing impairment. Reducing those numbers is one reason why Connect Hearing provides free hearing tests at locations across Canada.
“Our goal is to get people talking about their hearing health," DeSousa adds. "And if we can get even one person understanding the importance of helping the environment, even better.”