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National Parks will celebrate ‘Best Idea’ with free admission, special events

September 22nd, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports

To mark the premiere of Ken Burns’ new PBS documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will hold a nationwide day of service and celebration in the parks on Saturday, Sept. 26th, National Public Lands Day. Entrance fees will be waived for the day as America’s national parks will host volunteer activities, and a special sneak preview screenings of the Burns Film.


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A Colorado vacation shows why environmentalism matters

June 24th, 2009

Lawn Lake Area, Ypsilon Mountain (Photo: National Park Service)

By John DeFore
Green Right Now

The old-fashioned American road trip — packing the kids up and driving from one motor lodge to the next — may seem less than 100% wholesome these days, what with eco-conscious drivers becoming as sensitive to the amount of CO2 they’re generating as they are to cries of “are we there yet?” from the back seat.

But getting out into the natural world remains one of the best ways to introduce children — and city-dwelling adults, for that matter — to the environment we all want to preserve. And a well planned road trip can provide vacationers with an array of views and experiences that’s stunning enough to make a phrase like “ecosystem diversity” suddenly sound like a tangible good worth fighting for instead of a dry academic concern.


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