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Greener Together

Reconnecting with nature and each other

Right now, people across the country are turning to the outdoors and nature as a refuge. Nature can calm us and reconnect us with ourselves, with other people and with the world around us. As people are practicing social distancing, with and without kids at home, we want to provide opportunities to connect with the natural world and other like-minded people through engaging events, fun activities and helpful guides to help foster this connection.

  • <h4>Green activities for kids</h4><p>While we grapple with the inevitability of long stretches of boredom, here are some resources to help spend time with your kids by learning about the planet and how to protect it. <a style="text-decoration:underline!important;" href="#activities">Learn more.</a></p>
  • <h4>Green tips and guides</h4><p>Looking for more ways to connect with nature in your neighborhood as well as what to read, watch and listen to? All with a focus on the environment? We've got you covered. <a style="text-decoration:underline!important;" href="#tips">Learn more.</a></p>
  • <h4>Green events</h4><p>With shelter-in-place orders locking down parts of the country, many of us now find our involvement with people outside our own households limited to a small number of “essential activities.” These events for kids and adults are aimed at keeping us connected in these trying times. <a style="text-decoration:underline!important;" href="#events">Learn more.</a></p>
FEATURED ACTIVITY

Camping Together

Join us on June 26 from 8:00-8:30 PM for a celebration of nature and the outdoors. We will kick off the evening around a virtual campfire and participants will get access to exclusive Camping Together activity guides and more.

FEATURED ACTION

Send a message to the Bureau of Land Management

At a time when we need more nature, more beauty in our lives, the Interior Department is considering more than 230 nominations for oil and gas leases — covering more than 150,000 acres in southern Utah — that would bring drilling operations within mere miles of some of the nation's most precious protected areas.

Green events

Green Kids: A weekly 30-minute environmental webinar for kids to learn about nature and do fun activities. Open to kids of all ages. Every Tuesday at 11AM Central. RSVP here.

Conservation Conversation: Join us every Thursday at 4pm Pacific for a 30-minute presentation and discussion about interesting things found in the natural world. Learn more.

Boy Scout Sustainability Badge Webinar Series: Join us on this webinar series to earn your Sustainability badge from home! Over two webinars 7:00 - 8:30pm Thursday April 23rd and Thursday April 30th we will learn what sustainability is and how it relates to water, food, energy, stuff and community with special guest appearances by Carrin Patman, Chair of Harris County Metro's Board of Directors, and Katherine Hayhoe, atmospheric scientist and professor of political science at Texas Tech University, will teach us all about climate change. Sign up here.

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Nature can calm us and reconnect us with ourselves, with other people and with the world around us. Sign up to get regular updates and get more involved in all of our work.