Friday, 1 June 2012

The John Muir Award

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir
Hi Readers

I want to share with you my thoughts about The John Muir Award and working in partnership with the John Muir Trust in Edinburgh

For those who know nothing about John Muir I have recently discovered that John Muir born in Dunbar in 1838 moved to America early in his life and went on throughout his passionate love of the outdoors to become the founder father of modern conservationism. His books which chronicle his journey in the wilderness focus on his passion his trials and struggles in building a campaign to help save Americas wild places

In 1878 he formed The Sierra Club to support this endeavour which still continues to this day and having bent the ears of 4 American Presidents he was successful in setting up many National Parks which included Yosemite

In the modern context John Muir's Work still continues with The John Muir Trust. Under its direction it supports educational activity in sharing Muir's Story and in so doing introducing new generations to nature

You can with The Trust's Support achieve three different awards at Discovery, Explorer and Conserver Level

I am delighted to be able to work in partnership with this great organisation and see many benefits in you too getting involved and re-discovering the power of immersing yourself in nature

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