It’s amazing to live in the Pacific Northwest where there are so many ways to connect with the earth and so many opportunities to get involved with environmentally-focused organizations!
Skout Backcountry is all about providing the best provisions for outdoor adventures. Our goal is to motivate and inspire people to get outside and take care of their bodies by providing organic, raw, vegan, seasoned Pumpkin Seeds and organic, gluten-free, vegan, date-based Trail Bars (with no added sugar!).
WHAT IS EARTH DAY?
Every year on April 22nd, people all across the world gather to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day 2017’s campaign is environmental and climate literacy.
“Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.”
Part of our purpose at Skout Backcountry is to support organizations that are taking steps to protect our environment. In the process, we hope to inspire people to further connect with the earth, to volunteer, and to contribute to organizations that are making a difference. Now is such an important time for our voices to be heard! How do you plan to spend your Earth Day?
A FEW GREAT WAYS TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY!
|Take a hike to soak in the magic of spring after such a long winter — the trees and flowers are starting to bloom, birds are chirping, and we are getting more moments of sunshine! One of our favorite local hikes is Dog Mountain, notorious for its Spring wildflowers!|
|Be outside! You don’t have to be out on the trail to stop and appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. Take a break from your computer to stand outside, acknowledge the beauty of blooming flowers, take a few deep breaths of fresh air, and let the sun shine on your face!|
|Run with the community and enjoy some beer! Celebrate Earth day with a Brewery Running Series! Running through NW Portland and finishing at Portland Brewing for some beer and festivities sounds like a great way to celebrate!|
|Join the Portland State University Environmental Club for the 10th Annual Earth Day Festival — one of the biggest Earth Day events in Portland. This is a free event, open to the public, featuring live music, community and student organizations, student artists and a reuse fair.|
|SOLVE, a statewide nonprofit organization, daily relies on volunteers to carry out its mission: “Bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship.” There is no shortage of opportunities, with cleanups scheduled all over Oregon for April 22nd. Visit solveoregon.org to learn more!|
We hope this helps you find your way to connect with the Earth and take steps to help protect it!