Opportunities abound to connect NeighborWoods Month events with other October campaigns

College Park, MD (September 8, 2010)- In addition to National NeighborWoods Month, there are a number of special environmental and service days during the month of October. Plug your planned NeighborWoods Month events into these campaigns, or consider organizing additional events in concert with these programs.

These national awareness campaigns provide opportunities to attract even more attention for the good work you are doing. Holding your NeighborWoods Month events on these other special days can broaden your audience and amplify your message to the media and the public.
If you haven’t already, register your NeighborWoods Month events here.
October 10
Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar. That’s the date. The place is wherever you live. And the point is to do something that will help deal with global warming in your city or community.
Organized by the climate change organization 350.org, 10/10/10 is being called a Global Work Party, with emphasis on both ‘work’ and ‘party’. In every corner of the globe, we will implement solutions to the climate crisis: from solar panels to community gardens, wind turbines to bike workshops. We’ll tell leaders: “We’re getting to work–what about you?” Listed as #1 on the 350.org list of Top Ideas for 10/10/10 Events: Organize a Tree Planting.
More information at: http://www.350.org/
Earth Science Week 2010
October 10-16
Earth Science Week 2010 will encourage people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences. “Exploring Energy,” the theme of Earth Science Week 2010, will engage young people and the public in learning about Earth’s energy reources.
The American Geological Institute hosts Earth Science Week in cooperation with sponsors as a service to the public and the geoscience community. Each year, local groups, educators, and interested individuals organize celebratory events. Earth Science Week offers opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth. The program is supported by the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, the National Park Service, the AAPG Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, ExxonMobil, ESRI, and other geoscience groups.
More information at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/
No Child Left Inside Day
October 12
To help in planning your No Child Left Inside Day (NCLI Day) event and to support local efforts nationwide, there is now a free online educational resource, “NCLI Day: A Guide for Organizing Your Outdoor Earth Science Event.” Building on the success of the first NCLI Day event in 2008, this guide provides detailed recommendations on planning an event, organizing educational activities, forging partnerships, reaching out to the news media, and following up in the classroom for those who want to organize their own NCLI Day.
Any day can be NCLI Day! We’ll be holding our third annual NCLI Day on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. Encouraging young people to go outdoors and learn about earth science firsthand, the celebration is a major part of Earth Science Week (October 10-16, 2010). Since 1998, Earth Science Week has successfully promoted geoscience education and stewardship of the planet, reaching more than 40 million people a year.
More information at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/ncli/
Make A Difference Day
October 23
Make A Difference Day is a national day of helping others – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.
Millions have participated. In 2009, 3 million people cared enough about their communities to volunteer on that day, accomplishing thousands of projects in hundreds of towns. Your project can be as large or as small as you wish! Look around your community and see what needs to be done. Or use the ideas on this site for inspiration.
More information at: http://www.usaweekend.com/section/MDDAY
Related Resource:
National NeighborWoods Month