Protecting the people, communities, and environment surrounding the network that delivers our way of life—water, electricity, internet, oil, and gas—propels our innovative products and services. Safeguarding the millions of miles of critical network infrastructure beneath our feet motivates Irthlings (the Irth team) daily. In celebration of Earth Day, we look back at its creation and share some of the ways Irthlings choose to celebrate Earth on April 22 and throughout the year.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and brought together 20 million Americans—a diverse mix of people, including Republicans and Democrats, farmers and urbanites, business and labor leaders, rich and poor, various religious groups, and more. Their common concern about the deterioration of America’s environment sparked action.
At the end of the year, President Richard Nixon created the Environmental Protection Agency, and Congress passed legislation, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act, National Environmental Education Act, and Clean Air Act. Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972 and the Endangered Species Act in 1973.
Today, more than 1 billion people observe Earth Day worldwide.
When not developing solutions to improve the resiliency of essential services people rely on every day, you’ll find many Irthlings enjoying, appreciating, and helping nature and the planet.
What is your favorite thing to do in nature?
What is one thing you appreciate about nature/the environment?
What is one way you help the planet or help with sustainability?
Environmental problems are not easy to solve. It will require a consolidated effort by all, just as utility owners, 811 call centers, locators, and others in the damage prevention industry must collaborate to achieve our common goal of zero damages.
Irth’s core value of innovation requires us to consider multiple ways to address challenges, even when the problems seem insurmountable. When we exceed our customers’ expectations, success will follow for everyone.
Our unparalleled data set gives our customers 360-degree situational awareness of their critical network assets. Irth’s tools help customers determine the best action to prevent damages, mitigate and measure risk, and protect assets.
Irth's market-leading SaaS platform improves resilience and reduces risk in the sustainable delivery of essential services that millions of people and businesses rely on every day. Energy, utility, and telecom companies across the U.S. and Canada trust Irth for damage prevention, training, asset inspections, and land management solutions. Powered by business intelligence, analytics, and geospatial data, our platform helps deliver the 360-degree situational awareness needed to proactively mitigate and manage risk of critical network infrastructure in a changing environment. Irth has been the top provider for 811 (one call) ticket management and utility locating software since 1995.