“This past month I've started saving any non-recyclable disposable bags to take with me on my walks for picking up trash, and I'm going to try to keep up the habit of picking up trash on my walks all summer long!” ~ Member of Team SRL.
For more results, go HERE
SRL also drafted an Earth Day Proclamation to declare the importance of staying focused on the bigger picture of climate change, sustainability, and local resilience, even as we weather this current crisis.
“WHEREAS, during the COVID-19 pandemic, as we are being forced to slow down, recognize our interdependence, and witness the Earth starting to heal, we affirm that we must protect our planet's health in order to protect human health .”
Read the full Proclamation HERE
And finally, on Earth Day itself, we held Longmont’s first youth panel on climate change! Youth Voices on Climate Action highlighted four local high school students who spoke on transferring the sense of urgency around public health to planetary health; the effects of fracking on their communities; and turning anger into action. Thanks to panelists:
Ashwini Shrestha - Skyline High School
Maya Beauvineau - Niwot High School
Allie Hummer - Silver Creek High School,
Megan Neufeld - Silver Creek High School, and
Marlow Baines of Earth Guardians for moderating.
We look forward to watching you change the world!
Check out the recording HERE
Let’s take a stand for our home and find opportunities every day to reduce consumption, act locally, and build self-sufficiency for the health of ourselves, our future, and our Earth.