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JUST RUN is a FREE, multifaceted youth fitness program developed by the Big Sur International Marathon. It not only promotes exercise and the sport of running but also good citizenship and healthy eating through its Just Deeds and Just Taste features. Virtual runs across the USA and Europe link points of interest and geographical and historical sites making it educational as well.
The City of Madison, Wisconsin is one of seven cities across the US participating in an initiative to provide all children with opportunities to spend time in nature. Madison’s approach incorporated youth leadership and voice in the city-wide planning process. Lessons will be used to engage youth in other city planning processes, helping to forge more community-driven planning for our Parks and Open Space and Comprehensive Plans.
Growing Together has been working to develop several food forest ecosystems in underserved neighborhoods in the Bay Area. On September 21st, International Peace Day, I joined them at Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA for the start of their “100 Fruit Trees for Peace” project and continued to document other plantings that followed in communities throughout Oakland.