01 Apr THE 2022 EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IS HAPPENING! GET READY TO LEND YOUR HELPING HANDS!
Many Helping Hands 365 announces the start of a new tradition—the second annual Free Earth Day program of Environmental Justice, Citizen Science, and Community Service
CAMBRIDGE—MARCH 31, 2022 Planning is underway for the second annual Many Helping Hands 365 Earth Day celebration. This year, volunteers will seek to highlight and amplify the work of local organizations who are engaged in increasing climate reliance, conservation, sustainability, healthy watersheds and improving health, environmental justice, and inclusive recreation.
Last year’s pilot program drew hundreds of attendees and volunteers who attended free bird walks, participated in clean ups, learned about recycling and naive plants, and participated in citizen science projects.”We’re very interested in hearing from area organizations that are planning events or programs to bring awareness to issues urban environmental issues,” said Mari Badger. “Our goal is to amplify the great work local organizations are doing and help generate support for their efforts.”
“The environmental challenges we face need everyone’s helping hands,” said Tony Clark of My Brother’s Keeper Cambridge, one MHH365’s Earth Day partners. “For too long pollution has affected some neighborhoods more than others—climate change affects that same population in a disproportionate way. The impact can be seen in higher rates of asthma, adverse maternal health outcomes, and other health inequities. Working toward environmental justice means working for social justice. And we need to work together to make change happen.”
Clark added, “We want people to be able to experience some of Cambridge’s green space and see what’s there in new ways. In a city, access to nature isn’t always easy, and communities of color have less access to green space on average. Firsthand experiences aren’t just fun—they create greater awareness and more engagement in environmental justice.”
See the MHH365 Calendar for more details.
TAGS: Activism, Earth Day