What Earth Month means to Us
In recent years a lot of attention has been drawn to Earth Day (April 22) as climate change and renewable energy resources have taken center stage in the news. What many are unaware of however, is that April is actually Earth Month. It’s a great time to “Go Green” and discuss all of the various opportunities to support the environment, but it’s an even better time to take real action. As a sustainability company, every month is Earth Month in our minds. This April, we thought we’d take a moment to reflect—what exactly does Earth Month mean to us?
To us, Earth Month is the time to celebrate who we are and how far we have come as a company. The ConnecTable was created when our Founder, Jim Innes, saw the need for an off-grid charging solution that would be environmentally friendly. After an onslaught of hurricanes ravaged the Northeast region of the U.S., millions were left without power. Many people were sitting in running cars for hours to charge and use their phones to contact their loved ones. Jim was convinced that there had to be a better way—off-grid charging was his solution.
Having both a vested interest in sustainability initiatives and extensive experience with solar panels, Jim decided that two solar charging products would be created: one for personal charging use, and one for larger-scale, public charging. The first product was our Grid2Go portable, solar-powered, mobile charger. This would allow anyone to charge up to two phones at once, using the power of the sun. The second was our flagship product line: the ConnecTable solar table charging stations. Featuring an unmatched solar array, and available outlets to charge up to 12 phones at once, the tables were designed with reliability, durability, and aesthetic appeal in mind. With the ConnecTable, public spaces can now be transformed into safe, dependable charging zones.
The ConnecTable was created with a vision: “To achieve global connectivity through the implementation of off-grid, solar technology that fosters a beautiful, sustainable world.” What was important to us then, and remains even more so now, is creating a more sustainable future for the Earth, and we believe in our company’s ability to do that.
Nothing is more satisfying than seeing our vision come to life at campuses and properties across the country. Thank you to our clients for helping us realize our vision, and during this special month we urge each one of you to think about what you can do to make the world a greener place.