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 email@example.com.
Where: 517 – 119 Pender Street (Vancouver, BC)
Website: http://www.eya.ca/splash.php – 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.
By Celine Diaz