If you’re gearing up to do something to help the environment this Earth Day, Sunday, April 22nd, we thank you. At Access Dental, we do our part to reduce our eco-footprint, and we’re always happy to see other members of our Austin community doing the same. Whether it’s taking a few hours in the afternoon to clean up your neighborhood park, starting a recycling plan, or planting a tree, it’s easy to find fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with your friends, family, and community.
History of the Earthy Day Celebration
The idea for a day to celebrate the environment and raise awareness about doing your part for the earth came from Wisconsin senator, Gaylord Nelson. He witnessed the severe damage that occurred following a 1969 oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara and was encouraged to help the American people better understand their impact on the earth. The Earth Day started on April 22, 1970 with a “teach-in” co chaired by democrat Nelson, republican congressman Pete McCloskey, and Harvard professor, Dennis Hayes. Taking its cue from this first Earth Day celebration, the last nearly 5 decades of celebrations have united opposing political parties and people from every culture to make a difference and raise awareness about how we can improve the environment with actions big and small on a daily basis.
Access Dental Going Green with Digital Technology
At Access Dental, we are dedicated to eliminating our paper waste as much as possible. We use digital charts whenever we can. We also use digital x-rays. This significantly reduces our output of chemical waste. Traditional x-rays required our team members to develop physical copies of your x-ray images using harsh chemicals that then needed to be disposed of. Today, we use digital technologies that eliminate this hazardous chemical waste and are safer for our team and patients. If you want to learn more about our digital technologies or any of the treatments we offer at Access Dental, give our dentistry team a call at one of our four convenient dental office locations. You can find us on Rundberg Lane, William Cannon Drive, East 7th Street, and Ed Bluestein, so wherever you live in Austin, there’s an Access Dental near you.