Life is Full of Beauty. Notice it. Protect it.

Life is Full of Beauty. Notice it. Protect it.

By: Celine Diaz
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Ahh, springtime has come. The sunshine greets us when we wake in the morning, the sound of birds chirping fills the air. Even when it rains, the grass smells fresh and alive, reminding us there is optimism left to hold onto. With cherry blossoms drifting in the breeze, it’s easy to notice the beauty of nature during springtime.

But what if this beauty deteriorated? What if our springtimes no longer brought with it the promises of nature, a season of optimism to be captivated with?

To prevent ourselves from being robbed of nature’s beauty, we must do what we can to protect it. The Environmental Youth Alliance is a non-profit organization aimed at sustaining the environment, with a focus on gardening.

Before you cringe at the idea of gardening – something stereotypical of seniors in old age – think again. What particularly intrigued me about this organization is that it is youth-centered, meaning people your age (and mine) will be involved in saving the planet. I truly appreciate this organization’s belief in providing an arena for young people to serve their community and make a difference in the world, while building their self-esteem and sense of purpose. So come out and volunteer!


Volunteer opportunities include: planting crops, maintaining greenhouses, watering plants, preparing the soil, weeding and more.

The best part of it is that it works on a drop-in basis – meaning if you have a busy schedule like me, you don’t need to worry about long-term commitment. Just come when you can!

Drop-ins are on Tuesdays from 4-6pm and on Saturdays from 1-3pm.

For newsletter updates on volunteerism for the Environmental Youth Alliance, contact Claire at


Where: 517 – 119 Pender Street (Vancouver, BC)


Phone: 604-689-4446

Website: – I encourage you to check out their website and see more for yourself!

Join the Environmental Youth Alliance and preserve nature’s beauty. The next time you are romanced by flowers, smile – because you did something to save them.

Posted on June 16, 2011