Earth Day


Dorothy (who we met last fall on a volunteer trip) was the invasive weed expert for the Earth Day volunteer project at Grand Canyon Trust

Some days I just love living in Flagstaff.  Flagstaff is a town where people are passionate about the environment and about coming together to do good work.  Today is Earth Day, which meant that for Flagstaff, it is the culmination of Earth Week.  All week long there were events to celebrate the environment, including an alternative transportation parade, blackout on campus, stream clean up, invasive weed pull, and a fair downtown (just to name a few).

CREC (another AmeriCorps program) hosted a table at the Earth Day fair that Gideon organized

Especially exciting for me was seeing how many of these efforts were led by AmeriCorps members.

AmeriCorps member Katie coordinated two Espirit de Corps events for Earth Day

The big, city sponsored fair yesterday was organized by an AmeriCorps member, Gideon.  He literally worked until he dropped, having rolled his ankle during the fair set up.  Luckily he’ll be ok, and was able to sit down for the fair and be wowed by how successful the event was.  It was a beautiful day and it seemed like all of Flagstaff was out celebrating the land we live in.

AmeriCorps member Lindsay leads the invasive weed pull event at Grand Canyon Trust

Before visiting the fair I had a chance to participate in the invasive weed pull event organized by Lindsay and Katie.  It was such a fun group of people to work with and I enjoyed being outside getting my hands dirty as I got to know the other volunteers.

Happy Earth Day!


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