Our #onegreenthing today is contemplating one of our key principles- "Think Beyond Your Age." This antique book about Yellowstone was published in 1923. While it contains very outdated concepts and language, it's also a testament to the power of public lands, adventures in the outdoors, and the beauty of nature.
As we celebrate Yellowstone's 150th Anniversary this year, we acknowledge that the land was and still is sacred hunting grounds for more than 26 Native American tribes.
Yellowstone is a marvel. And yes, it is hallowed ground.
Creating the world's first national park for the "benefit & enjoyment of the people" 150 years ago has inspired so many.
In #climateaction, let's consider our future loved ones as we also reflect on the untold stories of the park's creation and heritage.
If we act now in our future loved ones best interests, we can create a just, sustainable world for all.
Suggested #onegreenthings by Service Superpower:
Adventurers: Reflect on a special memory at Yellowstone or your favorite national park and share it with a friend.
Beacons: Research this interactive map of traditional Native American lands and overlay it with the public lands you enjoy. Encourage your local public lands community to engage with tribal connections and culture.
Influencers: Share this Yellowstone Revealed series from Mountain Time Arts and learn more about Native American connections to Yellowstone National Park.
Philanthropists: Support the conservation funding programs of Native Americans in Philanthropy to bolster climate adaptation programs on tribal lands and in Native communities.
Sages: Contemplate your personal experiences in the national parks and how this time outside connected you to spirit and our moral obligation to future generations.
Sparks: Join a friend on a hike in a nearby natural area, plan a visit to your favorite national park, or share this blog post.
Wonks: Read this conversation with Ojibwe writer David Treuer in the Atlantic about the whether we should return the parks to Native Americans. What do you think? How does the Land Back movement connect with the national parks, "America's best idea"?