The first celebration of Earth Day was in 1970 and was due to the efforts of Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin who wanted to put a focus on environment and impact we have on it globally. More than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day in 1970, ensuring the on-going support for environmental issues. Today, Earth Day is celebrated throughout the world, but it has also created an awareness of everyone's daily responsibility to the environment.
Manitowoc Foodservice takes our responsibility to the environment, energy conservation and sustainability seriously. Our commitment to our partnership with ENERGY STAR® and the technological advancements it takes continue to grow our portfolio of ENERGY STAR-rated equipment. Currently not all restaurant equipment is ENERGY STAR rated, so we created the Manitowoc Foodservice EnerLogic® program to allow operators to understand and evaluate our equipment on how it will save them money through energy conservation.
These are just a few of the ways in which we are committed to doing our part for the environment, not just on Earth Day, but every day. You can learn more about our ENERGY STAR and EnerLogic-rated equipment on our Sustainability website.