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Reflection: The Meaning of Earth Day 2021

“People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.”

David Attenborough
Steward of the Earth
A Message From Sir David Attenborough | A Perfect Planet | BBC Earth
Click above for David Attenborough’s 2021 New Year’s Message of Hope.
Dear Friends,

What a perfect time of year this is to celebrate the beauty and the importance of our life-sustaining Earth!

Newly greened trees, the songs of birds, colorful flowers that make us smile, and the rejuvenation of farm fields–all of these miracles create new hope.

This Earth Day, I find myself reflecting on the legacy of people who have cared for our Earth. For it’s in the little things we do every day, the causes we support, and the choices we make in how we live our lives, that we become integral to the Earth’s stewardship.

Our current newsletter recognizes heroes we’ve lost this past year. People like Bill Swain who, as an early trustee, shepherded our first land preservation transactions. Landowners like Betty Wold Johnson who preserved land to ensure there would always be green, open spaces in our community. Supporters like Jody Kendall who quietly gave to create special places for people to visit, such as our labyrinth and Healing Trail. Leaders like Phyllis Marchand who led our organization with distinctive flair! Every name has a story that inspires us to do our part.

Without Earth and the people who care for it, where would we be?! Yes, we’ve landed spacecraft on the Moon and Mars. But Earth is our home, sustaining life as we know it. Let’s use this Earth Day to recommit to protecting our only home–every day.

Tell me by email what will you do to celebrate Earth Day?

Yours in conservation,
LINDA
Linda Mead
President & CEO, D&R Greenway Land Trust
The future Marchand Meadow at St. Michaels Farm Preserve will honor a hero of preservation recently lost, Phyllis Marchand.

 

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BACKGROUND:

D&R Greenway Land Trust, an accredited nonprofit, has saved over 21,000 acres of New Jersey land since its founding in 1989. By preserving land for life and creating public trails, it gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors. The land trust’s preserved farms and community gardens provide local organic food for our neighbors—including those most in need. Through strategic land conservation and stewardship, D&R Greenway combats climate change, protects birds and wildlife, and ensures clean drinking water for future generations. D&R Greenway’s mission is centered in connecting land with people from all walks of life.

D&R Greenway’s Johnson Education Center, home to its art galleries in Princeton, is currently closed to ensure health and safety due to COVID, although its outdoor trails and labyrinth are open. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages and www.drgreenway.org to learn about the organization’s latest news and virtual programs. D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton NJ 08540. Best way to reach D&R Greenway Staff during the COVID pandemic is by Info e-mail, available on the website.

 

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