READY FOR A GREAT WEEKEND?!
This Saturday, April 22, is the annual celebration of the big green and blue ball we live on – Earth Day! Now more than ever we need to focus our minds and hearts on our planet because it is under attack daily and we need to save it so that it will be around for generations to come. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries, all lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. In Houston, we celebrate “Earth Month” each April and there are plenty of activities every day, as you can see in this Citizens’ Environmental Coalition calendar. CEC will be the host of Houston’s Earth Day 2018.
Starting this Saturday, April 22, is “National Money Smart Week,” which is a great chance to focus on financial literacy. And...for something completely different...Compassionate Houston is celebrating another installment of their popular “Compassion Week.” More about the kickoff at Levy Park and the over 45 different compassion events can be found in my PICKS below. By the way, Levy Park is Houston’s newest green space and already 8,000-10,000 folks are visiting it each day! We Houstonians love to get outdoors while we can.
Each week I include a VIDEO PICK – one that is either focused on Houston or Houston-made. Sometimes I really struggle to find a good video so this week I decided to start highlighting videos by two of my favorite organizations: The Heritage Society and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. Both organizations have a wealth of information – check out their websites and also visit them in person (for the GHCVB, go to their Visitor’s Center) and you’ll see what I mean. This week’s VIDEO PICK is a “HAM Slice of Houston History” about Sam Houston Park, the city’s oldest park which was opened in 1899. If you tuned in to last week’s PICKS-ON-WHEELS, you saw my tour of the Heritage Society – it’s here for your viewing pleasure. I had a blast visiting with their Buildings Curator Emily Ardoin.
Have a great weekend, love one another, please share this, and please go IGNITE YOUR LIFE!