Sharon Prince – Earth Day 2019


Sharon Prince is the current President and Chair of Grace Farms, which was founded in 2009. Grace Farms is a non-profit foundation that is focused on faith and service, as well as nature, justice, arts, and community. Recently, on Earth Day (April 22, 2019), Sharon Prince and Grace Farms were in the news for some of the initiatives at the foundation. Because nature and justice are such an integral part of the foundation’s mission, it is no surprise that Earth Day programming is a big deal for them. The focus rests upon sustainability and restorative, especially in regards to climate change and recent news about the state of the environment. This year Grace Farms worked with the Nature Conservancy.


Together, they put on discussions and panels led by experts that discussed the state of the climate and what plans are in place to help create more sustainable life. There were also several educational programs run that focused on the importance of different elements within an ecosystem – which also reinforces the importance of sustainability. Because these different systems and elements in an ecosystem are so critical, it underlines the importance of protecting them in the long term. Go Here for additional information.


Grace Farms is also a beautiful, natural landscape that is home to a wide-variety of interesting wildlife. For instance, 75 different species of birds. Several expert led bird watching tours and walks were lead as part of the Earth Day celebration and education programs.


By given people the opportunity to see these and more natural elements that sometimes get lost in modern life, Grace Farms led by Sharon Prince is attempting to reconnect people to nature in a more personal way. She also views the Earth Day events as a marker for the beginning of a season of innovation, exploration, and discovery.


In an article with Gazetteday entitled “Vast Natural Offerings At Grace Farms”, Prince shared that the foundation aspired to preserve this site as a gift of open space, a peaceful respite for the community to enjoy and to encourage people to draw inspiration from nature, pursue justice, encounter the arts, explore faith, and above all, collaborate for the common good.


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