All bad news has some positive ripple effect, even if we can’t see it. The positive ripple effect for social distancing due to COVID-19, however, has been brought to our attention by one special Red Deer towing company, Mar-Tin Towing & Recovery, to be exact. You may be shocked to know that a towing company is glad to see less traffic on the roads because towing companies rely on vehicular traffic for business. Every towing company I’ve talked to has taken a hit from the corona virus social distancing program but the silver lining that everyone can be happy about, especially us here at Creative Resistance, is that, since there is less vehicular traffic, less planes in the sky and less boats in the sea, pollution around the globe has also taken a big hit.
People have been amazed at how quickly social distancing has had a positive impact on the environment. There are reports of the ocean being cleaner, city smog declining, and us green energy enthusiasts are shocked to realize that, despite all our intentional objectives to save the environment in the past, the solution to pollution has now come accidentally and unintentionally thanks to COVID-19. The longer people around the world practice social distancing, operating their businesses out of home and traveling less often, the sooner we can undo the environmental damages caused by pollution. I always thought green energy would be the solution–an intentional fix with people behind the scenes working hard. But now our efforts are being supported unintentionally by people practicing social distancing around the world because there are less cars on the streets and in turn less pollution being emitted into the atmosphere.
This, of course, means that towing companies and all transportation businesses for that matter are being negatively impacted business-wise, but there are some companies out there like Mar-Tin Towing & Recovery in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada that are willing to take this hit for as long as possible simply for the positive effect is has on the environment. There is no doubt that the economy will recover and there will soon be less social distancing in the world–or in other words we’ll be returning back to normal–but we still can’t deny how grateful we are to see this clean our oceans, clean our skies and clean our wilderness locations around the world.
In Red Deer alone, it has been reported that the air is fresher, the lakes are cleaner and it’s all because pollution has decreased dramatically. I wanted to share this fabulous silver lining because I bet there are people in other parts of the world who have yet to realize this positive side-effect and by being aware of it they might have more hope for the future. So thanks again to our dear tow truck company in Red Deer AB for bringing this to our attention. We wish you the best when everything begins to shift back to normal. God bless!
Cheers to Mar-Tin Towing & Recovery Red Deer
27038, Township Rd 380, Red Deer, AB T4E 1A8