Currently in its 12th year, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, 2 teams of professional outdoor educators, have reached over 10 million people in 48 states with Leave No Trace education and training.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Green Apple Festival

In the midst of flamingos, tigers, and polar bears, we joined over 30 other environmentally minded organizations at the Lincoln Park Zoo to celebrate Earth Day Chicago-style. The Green Apple Festival, held in eight cities across the country, is touted as the largest Earth Day celebration in the United States. We spent the day chatting with people about the skills and ethics involved in Leave No Trace. While Chicago residents were interested in many of the programs offered by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoors Ethics, we spent a lot of time talking about the Frontcountry Program.

Frontcountry areas, like the Lincoln Park Zoo, are susceptible to great impacts due to the sheer number of people who visit these areas on a day-to-day basis. The Leave No Trace Frontcountry Program offers information that helps minimize the impacts associated with easily accessible areas.

If you didn’t make it out to the Green Apple Festival, don’t worry…Earth Day is April 22 and there will be many events, big and small, going on all over the world this week. We’d love to hear how you plan to celebrate Earth Day. Feel free to leave a comment on anything Earth Day related.

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