Find out how you can get involved and reduce your carbon footprint!
Join us in celebrating Green Shanny WEEK! We hope you will be inspired to actively reduce your carbon footprint in as many ways as possible. We are asking you to participate in these activities during the week of April 16-23rd. Please choose activities that are meaningful to you and share your plans with us on Facebook, Twitter, or on your pledge card.
Green Shanny Day was developed in 2008 to honor the legacy of environmentalist Shannon Harps, who spent several years in Columbus, Ohio as a Sierra Club activist before moving to Seattle, Washington to continue her crusade to save our world. While working in Columbus, Ohio, Shannon organized a “Walk-to-work” day to encourage her fellow Ohioans to minimize their carbon footprint by walking, hiking, biking, riding the bus, and/or carpooling, even if only for a day, to positively impact our world.
Originally, Green Shanny Day honored this “Walk-to-work” activity by trying to do the same thing. Over the years, Green Shanny Day has expanded beyond it’s original purpose to not only encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint, but to participate in a wide variety of environmental activities. Participants have also worked on community gardens; planted trees in their communities; increased their environmental awareness through classes; and worked on environmental projects at local schools to name a few.
Register below then walk, car pool, skateboard or take the bus to work. Visit a park. Plant a tree. Recycle those obsolete electronics. Find some way to reduce your carbon footprint or increase your knowledge of the environment we all live in. With your $20.00 individual donation you can choose a Green Shanny Week T-shirt or Tote. For a $100-$299 donation you sponsorship will be listed on the website. For a $300 or greater donation your sponsorship will be included on the website and the back of the Green Shanny Week T-shirts. The donation button is at the bottom of the page. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization your contribution is tax-deductible (minus the cost of the t-shirt or tote).
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