We believe in the power of the outdoors.
From visiting your neighborhood park to taking an epic camping trip, spending time outside delivers profound benefits. And yet, nearly 1 in 3 Americans don’t have a park close to home—that includes 28 million kids. And parks serving primarily communities of color are half the size of parks in majority white neighborhoods and serve five times more people per acre.
That’s why the Trust for Public Land is leading a coalition of more than 200 groups asking Congress to pass the Parks, Jobs, and Equity Act, a $500 million emergency investment to bring more parks to more people in more places. This investment could bolster local economies, improve park equity, and put parks in the communities that need them the most.
But we need your help.
How to help
This Earth Month, show you’re all in for outdoors for more parks, for more people, in more places.
The best way to help is to support the parks we have and fight for the ones that don’t yet exist.
Find out more from The Trust for Public Land.
Take to social media
Your social media toolkit includes:
- Staying in the know
- Hashtagging your heart out
- Updating your profile
Stay in the know
Follow The Trust for Public Land’s official social media profiles:
- Facebook: @TheTrustforPublicLand
- Twitter: @tpl_org
- Instagram: @trustforpublicland
- LinkedIn: @the-trust-for-public-land
Hashtag your heart out
Use these Earth Month campaign–specific hashtags, when applicable, when sharing on social media:
These general Trust for Public Land hashtags are also available to use:
Update your profile
Add the “All in for Outdoors Facebook Frame” to your Facebook profile photo to help spread the word and hopefully direct traffic to TPL Facebook page. Facebook Frame is available to access on April 1.
About the Parks, Jobs, and Equity Act
- The Trust for Public Land is leading a coalition of more than 200 groups in lobbying Congress to include $500 million as part of any future infrastructure package or recovery bill for parks.
- On March 9, U.S. Reps. Barragán, Turner, and Neguse introduced bipartisan legislation, called the Parks, Jobs, and Equity Act, in the U.S. House.
- This policy could save 100,000 at-risk jobs, create 8,000 new ones, and generate $1.37 billion in economic activity.
- Investing $500 million in local parks will have lasting benefits for public health.
- This emergency investment will also allow critical upgrades to our green space infrastructure and help offset the effects of climate change.
About The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Millions of people live within a 10-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. To support The Trust for Public Land and share why nature matters to you, visit www.tpl.org.
This post was written by our friends at The Trust for Public Land.