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How Acting Like A Four Year Old Can Help Protect the Environment

The Honesty of Little Children

If there’s one thing we learn as adults, especially if we’re parents, is that little children, up to the age of four, are brutally honest. Bad haircut? They’ll tell you. Outfit doesn’t fit like it used to? Yes, you’ll hear about it. Yet, this honesty also pays its dividends when questioning them about something that occurred, at least until they inevitably begin to lie. Asking questions like, “Who ate the last cookie?” or “Where did you put your shoes?” more often than not results in the truth, especially if someone else was at fault (i.e. siblings)!

Point-Source vs. Nonpoint-Source Pollution

The ability of younger children to tell the truth typically makes it easier to correct problems that arise amongst them. The same holds true with adults, and, in particular, certain businesses adults create and operate. As the title implies, this topic revolves around protecting the environment; and in this instance it will be through identifying what is known as Point-Source Pollution vs. Nonpoint-Source Pollution. The analogy about young children helps people understand Point-Source Pollution, which refers to pollutants entering the environment directly from easily identifiable sources, such as smokestacks, pipes, or even a large shipwreck (remember the Exxon Valdez disaster?) This would be akin to the four year old proudly pointing and shouting, “He did it! He ate the last cookie!” Such obvious sources of pollution makes it easier for agencies like the EPA or DEP to monitor the discharge,then enforce laws or levy fines as needed.

Conversely, Nonpoint Source Pollution means the pollutant is nearly impossible to source since there are no easily traceable paths, such as the aforementioned pipes. Think of all the oil spots you see in the parking lot of the local mall. Whose vehicles did they come from? Nobody knows, yet those pollutants harm the environment just as much as oil oozing from a gaping hole in a supertanker. Most residential and commercial pollutants are categorized as such, and choosing the right products can ensure harmful discharge into the environment is mitigated or eliminated overall.

Eagle BMJ Believes in Protecting Our Environment


We at Eagle Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services (Eagle BMJ) are proud to say that we utilize many green products when servicing all of our clients, however, we also offer exclusively green cleaning services. We also only use green products that have been labeled as "Designed for Environment" (DFE), meaning the product has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and follows strict guidelines to reduce chemical exposure to both cleaning workers and building occupants. Our staff is made up of green cleaning professionals who have been trained in the latest scientific-based green cleaning standards. Through the use of green products and procedures, this equates to a healthier environment for a better tomorrow… Starting today. Contact us at (888) 730-1122 to arrange for Eagle to become your “Go Green” cleaning service provider.
Posted: 9/24/2015 11:38:50 AM by Eagle BMJ | with 0 comments
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