We believe time spent in nature is always valuable, so this Earth Day, we want to highlight some organizations working to protect and grow the natural landscape we love so much.
We especially wanted to pay attention to groups working to better the natural environment in all our cities, so local communities can enjoy the greenery they need.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention our friends at One Tree Planted, an organization aimed at global reforestation by planting trees around the world. For every booking made with Getaway, we plant one tree with One Tree Planted. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we’re planting 10 trees for every booking made.
Also dedicated to addressing deforestation and tree loss, Trees Atlanta works on the local level to plant trees, conserve nature, and educate the community about the importance of preserving natural urban forest.
The Charles River Conservancy works to protect and renew the parklands around the Charles River. With over 2,000 volunteers and a number of clean-up projects throughout the year, the conservancy is a great place to begin environmental volunteering.
The DC Environmental Network works to restore the Capital’s urban environment. With monthly meetings, the network’s members exchange educational information develop strategies to confront local environmental issues, including air pollution, neighborhood trash, and degradation of the Anacostia River.
Originally created the same year and with the same spirit as the first Earth Day, GrowNYC works to transform communities block by block into cleaner and healthier environments. With policy programs, educational resources, and garden building, the organization is a great place to volunteer or donate.