National Public Lands Day is just around the corner, and you might be wondering what it all means. National Public Lands Day happens on the fourth Saturday of September each year. It's a day when people volunteer in public parks, forests, waterways, and more to restore our public lands.
Tackling the threat of ocean plastic pollution, the Ocean Conservancy hosts its annual International Coastal Cleanup to collect trash around the world in an effort to reduce the impact plastic pollution has on the environment. 2019's International Coastal Cleanup Day is September 21.
Plastics will out weigh the amount of fish in our oceans by the year 2050. The Plastic Pollution Coalition estimates that 275 million metric tons of plastic waste is produced around the world yearly. If plastic pollution is such a problem, then what is the solution?
When you value things like community, safety, landscaping, and emergency preparedness, you're already halfway to making your city a safe, inviting place for people to live. Implementing strategies to attain these ideals will show prospective citizens you care and will give you a more attractive city.
As flood waters rise around the country, developing a stormwater pollution prevention plan, protecting ecosystems and waterways, and maintaining compliance becomes even more important for cities small or large.