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Celebrate the Earth

04/21/15 | View Comments

Each month in our Open Voices blog we share insight from leaders in our communities who are advancing what it means to have sacred, open green spaces in our cities. In April, we talk with several companies and initiatives developing meaningful places in our cities.

Healthy, sacred green spaces are all around us. For many people it may be a nearby park, the courtyard you share with your neighbors, or a memorial space. A place that is meaningful to you and your community. The old Oak tree across your street is an opportunity for sanctuary, reflection, solace and well-being. A place to celebrate!


This week various cities across the country are celebrating and honoring Earth Day. A diverse and encouraging array of community celebrations, neighborhood volunteer days, and civic engagement express appreciation and thankfulness for the trees and green spaces in our lives. The hyperlinks throughout this post link you to volunteering opportunities across the country.

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