Celebrate Earth Day every day

Celebrate Earth Day every day

This pandemic has reminded us of how valuable our public green spaces are to all Marylanders. Many families embarking on hiking trips to our state parks are one of the things many of us were able to look forward to during the pandemic. 

It’s also reminded us how very fortunate we are to live in a state with such extraordinary natural resources, from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries to the mountains of Western Maryland. 

This Earth Day, we have compiled four ideas on how to safely celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and throughout the year. 

 

Enjoy one of Maryland’s extraordinary protected areas with your family or loved ones.  Learn about Earth Day events in our state parks on the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website.

 

 

 

Gather the folks in your “bubble” and spend a few hours tidying up one of your local green spaces, such as a community park.   

 

 

 

Help sustain and diversify Maryland’s environmental movement by supporting groups like Black Girls Vote which empowers Black women in Baltimore and beyond to use their voting power on key issues or Chispa Maryland which ensures that Maryland Latinx families and community leaders are a powerful voice for protecting our air, land, water, public health, and future.

 

 

Sign our pledge to be a “conservation voter.” If we are going to preserve Maryland’s environmental health for future generations, we need to make conservation a top priority with Maryland’s decision-makers. Get to know your representatives on the state and local level and tell them that environmental issues are important to you. 

 

 

When you pledge to be a Maryland Conservation Voter, we will give you tips on how to register to vote, update your voter registration, and use your vote, and voice, for the environmental issues that matter to you. 

Enjoy the outdoors this week, and happy Earth Day!

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Four Covid-friendly Ways Marylanders Can Celebrate Earth Day 2021

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April 5, 2021

Four Covid-friendly Ways Marylanders Can Celebrate Earth Day 2021

The pandemic has reminded Marylanders how valuable our green spaces are — and how fortunate we are to live in a state with such extraordinary natural resources, from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries to the mountains of Western Maryland. Here are four ideas from the Maryland League of Conservation Voters on how to safely celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and throughout the year.

  1. Enjoy one of Maryland’s extraordinary protected areas with your family or loved ones.  Learn about our state parks on the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) website at www.dnr.maryland.gov

  2. Gather the folks in your “bubble” and spend a few hours tidying up one of your local green spaces, such as a local creek bed or park.

  3. Help sustain and diversify Maryland’s environmental movement by supporting groups like Black Girls Vote Maryland (which empowers Black women in Baltimore and beyond to use their voting power on key issues) or Chispa Maryland, which ensures that Maryland Latinx families and community leaders are a powerful voice for protecting our air, land, water, public health, and future.

  4. Pledge this Earth Day to become a “conservation voter.” If we are going to preserve Maryland’s environmental and public health for future generations, we need to make environmental conservation a top priority with Maryland’s decision-makers. Get to know your representatives on the state and local level and tell them that environmental issues are important to you.

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Celebrate Earth Today

By Laura Wood, Development Director

Like us, we hope you’re enjoying, exploring, and taking refuge in Maryland’s great outdoors during this unprecedented time. Let’s all celebrate our natural environment today, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

Today is such a reminder of how important it is that we protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land on which we live. 

We are watchdogs – guardians of our environment – protecting Maryland’s natural resources not only for us, but for our children and future generations.

With your support, the Maryland League of Conservation Voters will work to ensure pro-conservation leaders are elected, and then hold them accountable through our scorecard and policy advocacy.

Only by transforming our political system and electing environmental champions will we create the opportunity to take the bold action needed on climate change.

Celebrate the 50th Earth Day and donate $50 to Maryland League of Conservation Voters now.

Together, we can raise the political voice that is needed to protect Maryland’s environment for the future.

Stay well and healthy,

Laura Wood, Development Director

P.S. Interested in a tax deduction? Make your gift to the Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund here.Even if you don’t itemize on your taxes, thanks to the COVID-19 Relief Bill, your contribution could be tax-deductible up to $300 (consult your tax advisor for more information).