Written by Grace W. 

April is Earth Month. This month is a great time to learn more about your impacts on the environment. A great way to do this is to join us on Wednesday April 12 for "Leave No Trace for Teens". Leave No Trace is a set of 7 principles that help people minimize their impacts in the outdoors. At this event we will be playing games including trash timeline, will you make it?, and the pet peeve game. These games will help you learn more about the Leave No Trace principles so you can enjoy the outdoors responsibly. 

Register here for Leave No Trace for Teens https://brookfield.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=28586&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2023/04/05

In addition to joining us for this event there are many other ways you can celebrate Earth Month. Below are a few ideas of things you can do to celebrate. 

1. Create a list of Earth Day resolutions. These can be short or long term goals you set for yourself. 

2. Go for a bike ride or hike and enjoy the great outdoors. While you are out, bring a bag with you and collect any trash you find. 

3. Put some re-useable bags in your car, backpack, purse, etc. so you can avoid single use plastic bags. 

4. Calculate your carbon footprint and brainstorm ways to reduce it https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator1.html

5. When you get takeout, ask the restaurant to skip the plastic silverware and use utensils from home. You can also carry a set of silverware in your backpack or purse, so you are always prepared and can avoid single use plastic.