There are two small forest areas in my neighbourhood. They aren’t much to look at. But I often walk through them. It’s nice having a piece of nature within walking distance of my place.
I think these green spaces are underappreciated in a large city such as mine. Too many people would drive by this undeveloped land and see opportunity.
I walk past them and see opportunity of a different kind.
I don’t think, hmm they should throw up some townhouses here or perhaps an apartment or a condo. Quite the opposite actually. I see a place to enjoy nature. I see a place to take a walk through and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, if even for a moment.
There are a lot of great trails and places to go discover around the city. Some of the best ones are these small and often overlooked neighbourhood gems.
Let’s protect our green spaces within cities. Let’s use and enjoy these places to commune with the earth. I think this is the best way to celebrate Earth Day today. Go out and enjoy the great outdoors. That’s what I plan on doing today.
In honour of Earth Day I also plan on enjoying this song by MC Lars.
Check out the lyrics to this song on my commonplace book blog here.