For our April Volunteer Project, Brownieland‘s Robyn Kranz shares some insightful words on how we can celebrate Earth Day every day!
Earth Day is April 22nd, and every year, I really try to stop and think about the planet. How am I harming the earth? What can I do better for the generations to come? It’s a question each of us needs to ask ourselves, not just on Earth Day, but really, every day. Every month Brownieland participates in a volunteer project to give back to our community, and we have met some amazing people in incredible organizations making a huge difference. This month, for Earth Day, we looked inward and tried to determine how every day, we can make a change. I hiked Kennesaw Mountain and picked up trash along the trail. It was such a simple thing, but it made a difference. I use a reusable water bottle when I hike or work out, and again, that tiny action makes a ripple effect. We encourage you to reflect this Earth Day and see if there’s one small change you can make to help Mother Earth every day. Our planet deserves your kindness.
To find ways you can lend a hand, check out these local nonprofits making a difference for the planet.
The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) facility is a premier program of the nonprofit, Live Thrive. It is a permanent drop-off facility that aims to improve our environmental health by encouraging reuse and diverting thousands of pounds of household hazardous waste and other hard-to-recycle items from Metro-Atlanta landfills and water systems. Learn more HERE.
Chattahoochee Nature Center
The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to environmental education through exhibits, programs, and events on its 127 acres of forest, wetland and river habitat. Learn more HERE.
The mission of the Chattahoochee River Keeper is to educate, advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, including its lakes, tributaries, and watershed, in order to restore and conserve their ecological health for the people and wildlife that depend on the river system. Learn more HERE.
EarthShare Georgia connects people to trusted nonprofit organizations dedicated to conserving and protecting our air, land, and water. Learn more HERE.
Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives (OSI) works with students, faculty, and staff to integrate sustainability into the culture, operations, research, and academics of Emory University and Emory Healthcare. Learn more HERE.
The Georgia Conservancy
The mission of The Georgia Conservancy is to protect Georgia through ecological and economic solutions for stewardship, conservation, and sustainable use of the land and its resources. Learn more HERE.
Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Learn more HERE.