Happy Earth Day my park and recreation friends! Today’s the day dedicated to creating awareness for a healthier and more sustainable environment. However, we know that as park and recreation professionals our earth day is really everyday as you work to create awareness and support conservation efforts in your community.
So just how do park and recreation agencies participate in Earth Day every day? We’ll share a few!
Earth Week, a time to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this planet and make some changes so generations years from now can enjoy the same scenery we have today. Parks play a huge role, not only during Earth Week, but every week to protect natural resources and encourage conservation practices so that we have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the environment.
And while these conservation practices happen all year long, Earth Week can inspire us to get even more involved. But how? We have 5 ways!
A few weeks ago, we told you all
about the plans the NRPA Green Team put together for celebrating Earth Day
and Earth Week here at NRPA HQ. Our week
wrapped up this past Friday and I think I can speak for the whole staff; it is
amazing how much good you can do in just a little bit of time.
Here in the mid-Atlantic region, we have experienced a winter of wild temperature fluctuations and, most recently, an unusually heavy snowfall. Most of us would like nothing more this time of year than to snuggle up with a warm drink and a good book or old movie. For me, though, a “snow day” involves entertaining a busy toddler who would rather be out tromping through the fluffy white stuff than spending the day inside.
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