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es in our community and renew
our commitment to finding solutions
that build resilience. Earth
Day is an opportunity to highlight
sustainability,
green infrastructure
and climate-ready parks. Elevate
the work that your team does
all year by adding an Earth Day
theme to your already scheduled
April volunteer days, podcast episodes
or community newsletters.
Encourage
community
elected officials and
decision-makers
to
visit a park on Earth Day. Invite
your community to share photos
of outdoor Earth Day fun in parks
on social media. The way that your
community celebrates Earth Day
might change from year to year,
but no matter how large or
small, don't let the occasion
pass without some
acknowledgement.
Invite partners to
join you and share the load. Facilitate
difficult conversations and
explore how individuals or communities
can act. Celebrate park
and recreation professionals. Encourage
stewardship by sharing
educational videos and calls to action.
Consider varying the timing
and engagement methods of your
programing to ensure you are welcoming
diverse park users to participate,
from children to older adults,
schools to corporations, nonprofits
to government partners and more.
As you read this, the temperatures
are likely already moving from warm
to hot in the southern and western
regions of the United States. Communities
in these areas are likely
bracing themselves for recordsetting
summer heat, which also
can mean drought, flooding and
fire. While we must prepare for the
reality of these events, I find hope
in the regenerative nature of the
earth. As we clean up, plant trees
and restore prairies and wetlands,
there can be spaces to dream of a
better tomorrow. People have come
together throughout history to find
solutions to difficult challenges.
This Earth Day, there are many
ways to celebrate. I encourage you
to share on NRPA Connect how
your community will celebrate
Earth Day in 2022 by visiting tiny
url.com/43t64brr. You also can
send your pictures and stories to
Justin Taylor, NRPA's resilience
specialist, at jtaylor@nrpa.org.
To hear Williams speak more about
how parks and recreation is celebrating
Earth Day, tune in to the April bonus
episode of Open Space Radio at nrpa.
org/April2022BonusEpisode.
Ayanna Williams, MSW, is Director of
Community and Environmental
Resilience at NRPA (awilliams@nrpa.org).
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