The City of Richmond is taking Earth Day celebrations to social media for its 50th anniversary.
Earth Day is celebrated every April 22 to bring global awareness and action to issues related to climate change, environmental sustainability and protecting nature.
This year, the city is encouraging residents to “discover nature in their own front and back yards and immediate neighbourhoods” by sharing their nature photos on social media.
“Earth Day is a powerful reminder that our attitudes and our actions constantly affect our planet,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
“Now, more than ever, is a great time to celebrate the nature that is in our backyards and outside our front doors. Being in nature is known to reduce stress and promote individual well-being, which is important for all of us in these challenging times.”
Brodie added that residents should be responsible in maintaining physical distancing guidelines while going out for walks and enjoying the nature of the city.
Residents can use the hashtags #natureinmyneighbourhood, #Richmondhasheart and #RichmondBC when sharing their photos and to check @cityofrichmondparks on Instagram for inspirations.