Earth Day is a time to celebrate social movements to protect the environment.
Earth Day is a time of honoring our common home and focusing on the importance of its health. As a result of the pandemic, we can see even more clearly how interconnected humanity is to the environment. Our lives affect the health of the Earth, and the health of the Earth affects our lives. This year, as we look forward to brighter days ahead, GEO has decided to promote our own healthy habits and the health of the natural world around us.
In order to reconnect with our wellbeing and with nature, GEO has created a virtual Earth Day Weekend 5K Run, Walk, or Bike! GEO’s virtual 5K is meant to be a COVID-friendly way of recognizing the importance of exploring the outdoors, whether it’s your neighborhood, a nearby park, a college campus, or a bike trail.
Starting on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, and continuing through the weekend until Sunday, April 25, run, walk, or bike 3.1 miles to complete your 5K. You can go solo or create an Earth Day team — the team can participate together or link up virtually. It’s free to register, but please consider an Earth Day donation to Green Energy Ohio. Suggested donation of $20 or more will receive an Earth Day Thank You package, including a Starbucks latte compliments of GEO.
Tag us! Share your photos with GEO on social media using #GEO5K or #HealthyMeHealthyEarth so we can celebrate with you!
For more information, contact Courtney VanHuffel, Membership@GreenEnergyOhio.org.