Sometimes, the best place to defend the earth is from your own back yard.
The Mid-Willamette Earth Challenge offers families and gardeners the chance to celebrate Earth Day all month long, by completing fun, earth-related challenges of their choice. By participating, adults and kids alike can discover unique, specially chosen activities and resources to help them stay busy while they are staying at home.
People can choose from activities that have a positive impact on wildlife, freshwater, oceans, people, food, climate, and forests. For every completed action, participants earn points and develop good behavioral habits. Each participant’s points contribute to the team’s total points.
Register online to create a profile and select goals for the month. The challenge began April 1 and will continue through April 30.
The Mid-Willamette Earth Challenge is part of the Earth Day Ecochallenge, organized by the Northwest Earth Institute, based in Portland. The organizations participating in the Mid-Willamette challenge include Marion County Environmental Services, City of Salem, Marion Soil and Water Conservation District, Salem Environmental Education, the Luckiamute Watershed Council, Marion Polk Food Share, Willamette University, Oregon Department of Energy, and the Energy Trust of Oregon.