Take a #NatureSelfie for Earth Day!
April 22, 2014
This Earth Week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Nature Conservancy are partnering on a photo project. Show the world you love the Earth by posting a #NatureSelfie!
Get out and connect with nature — find your favorite swimming hole, mountain trail, neighborhood park or street tree — then take and share your #NatureSelfie!
It’s easy to do:
- Go out to a nearby park or garden and take a picture of yourself with your favorite tree, flower or other blooming plant.
- Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or WeChat using hashtag #NatureSelfie. (If you can include the location in your photo caption or tweet, that would be great!)
- Make your #NatureSelfie your profile picture for the week to show your support for protecting the planet.
- Contribute to our collaborative photo album by uploading your pictures to the “Earth Day NatureSelfies” Group on Flickr.
Need ideas for where to take your #NatureSelfie? Here are some of our favorite #NatureSelfie photo ops in New York:
- High Line Park (Chelsea) - With all native grasses, flowers, shrubs, and trees; this park makes for a uniquely New York #NatureSelfie.
- Prospect Park (Brooklyn) - 585 acres of grassy fields, lush trees, and a beautiful lake make this the perfect spot for a #NatureSelfie.
- Bronx Park (Bronx) - Walk along the river and get a watery #NatureSelfie with a turtle or beaver if you're lucky.
- Verdi Square (UWS) - Snap a #NatureSelfie in this small but lush park on your way down to the 1 train.
- Madison Square Park (Midtown) - Shake Shack and a #NatureSelfie makes this the perfect lunch spot!
- Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village) - Check out the countless trees and flower beds and find the perfect place for your #NatureSelfie.
- Astoria Park (Queens) - Lots of trees, plus two iconic bridges (Tri-Borough and Hell Gate) provide cool backdrops for your #NatureSelfie.
- Great Kills Park (Staten Island) - Make it a beach day and take a #NatureSelfie in front of the ocean.
- Mashomack Preserve (Long Island) - Volunteer with us on April 19, and get a #NatureSelfie at this iconic Shelter Island preserve.
- Eldridge Wilderness (Ithaca) - Join us for a work day on April 26 to snap a #NatureSelfie at this revitalized preserve.
- Butler Sanctuary (Westchester) - Hike the trail using our downloadable auido tour and snap a #NatureSelfie along the way.
- Street Trees - There are 592,130 street trees in NYC alone — lots of opportunities to snap a #NatureSelfie no matter where you are in New York!