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Improve Your Environment

Creating a healthier world.
Creating a healthier you.

The opportunity to make our planet a better place to live is right in your own backyard. Our planet faces some very real problems today. You see it on TV and read it in the headlines: climate change, toxins in the groundwater and topsoil erosion, just to name a few. You may be asking yourself what you can do about it. There may never be a more important time to get involved than right now.

By pitching in and working together, we can create a healthier environment, no matter where we live. It's a fact – volunteering makes our world a better place. The pleasure you get from knowing that you're making a change can boost everything from your confidence to your spirit, and that can have a big impact on your physical well-being.

It could be as simple as giving your skills for projects at a nature conservatory.
You'll be helping to protect wildlife while improving the environment. And, you'll be preserving something that generations can point to as an example of living in harmony with nature.

Want to get involved in one of our great parks?

Whether you're helping to plant trees or staffing an information booth, volunteering to help keep our open spaces and outdoor recreational areas is a great way to get involved.

If animals are more your style, there are many ways to help out at zoos, as well as at wilderness centers. Volunteers play vital roles in taking care of wildlife. You might find yourself helping the animal keepers or providing information to visitors.

Making a positive impact on your environment can also make a positive impact on you.
Studies suggest that volunteers 46-60 years old have better immunity, physical stamina and overall energy levels. Wherever you live, opportunities exist to make our environment healthier and happier, and in return, you'll become healthier and happier.

If you find yourself asking, "How do I get started volunteering to make a better world?" maybe some of these ideas might be the right opportunity for you.

  • Apply your skills at a nature conservatory
  • Help out at a park or recreation center
  • Volunteer at a zoo or wilderness center
  • Put yourself to work by keeping our parks tidy
  • Join a neighborhood garden

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