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News release: Grand Canyon Seeking Participants for Open-House Earth Day Celebration

March 2, 2017

 Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day with an open-house style celebration from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center Plaza. This year’s activities will focus on waste reduction, adding ReThink to the familiar principle of 3 R’s – Reduce, ReUse, and Recycle.   Let us share innovative ways to ReThink our everyday practices to eliminate waste and ultimately protect our environment.

Grand Canyon’s Green Team is hosting the open-house style event and is looking for 10 to 12 participants from outside the park to participate April 22. If you, your organization, or business are interested in participating, please fill out the attached information sheet and submit to the contact listed on the form by Friday, March 17, 2017. The information sheet may be submitted electronically or via mail; however, all forms must be received by March 17. The Green Team will evaluate the submitted forms and will make final selections and notify all applicants by April 1.

Grand Canyon’s Green Team is comprised of employees from various National Park Service divisions, park concessioners, and park partners collaboratively working to increase the awareness and level of environmental stewardship within the Grand Canyon community. To learn more about Grand Canyon’s Earth Day celebration, please contact Green Team member Kim Park at 928-638-7329 or