12 Months of Serving the Planet with The Student Conservation Association

12 Months of Serving the Planet with The Student Conservation Association

Our friends at the Student Conservation Association know that saving the planet means caring for every last bit of it, especially the parts closest to where you live. That’s why in 2014 they’re bringing you new opportunities each month to get together with other local conservationists and serve the planet in your community.

Check SCA’s events page for frequent updates on upcoming single day projects throughout year. This month you’re invited to join the SCA in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with hands-on conservation service in 11 different cities, including  New York, Seattle, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. Click here to find the event nearest you and RSVP.

 

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Join the SCA and American Eagle Outfitters with 12 Months of Serving.

 

Live in New York? Then you’ll want to know about ConSERVE NYC, SCA’s monthly series of weekend service days in parks and community greenspaces all over the 5 boroughs. Head here to sign up for this month’s event and check out photos from previous projects.

Whether you’re at an SCA service event, or serving on your own, inspire others by sharing your service on the web. Use #servetheplanet to show the world how and why you serve on Instagram and Twitter. Be sure and follow @the_sca! You can also share your conservation inspiration on SCA’s Service Wall by tweeting with the hashtag #SCAserve or clicking here to post photos.

 

Be sure to share your photos with #SCAserve.

Be sure to share your photos with #SCAserve.

 

With SCA’s single day service projects you’ll meet others who care about the planet as much as you do and team up with them to make a positive impact on your local environment. Bookmark SCA’s events page to find new projects each month and sign up for emails to stay informed about events in your city. Let’s work together to make 2014 the year of serving the planet!

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Give Back This Season with SCA

Give Back This Season with SCA

Our outdoorsy friends at The Student Conservation Association want to clean up 2,000 miles of hiking trail in 2014 but they can’t do it without your help!

 

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See how far your gift will go!

 

Donate before December 31st and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar. A $25 gift will have the impact of $50… Imagine a whole mile of fresh hiking!

This holiday season, help SCA deliver the wonders of nature. Head over to SCA’s site to donate and make an impact!

 

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SCA x AEO: Sandy Recovery One Year Later

SCA x AEO: Sandy Recovery One Year Later

On Saturday, October 26, the SCA kicked off the ConSERVE NYC storm readiness service series with a coastal restoration project commemorating the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy at Gateway National Recreation Area. American Eagle helped kick off SCA’s Sandy recovery efforts at the very same park last spring with the “We Donate, You Decide” campaign. It was so great the get back to Gateway and celebrate all the work we’ve accomplished together in just one year!

Want to join in the effort to strengthen NYC’s weather defenses? Volunteer at SCA’s next ConSERVE NYC event in Manhattan on November 9th.

Here’s an excerpt from SCA Outreach Coordinator and blogger Ann P.‘s blog post about Saturday’s project. Head to SCA’s blog, Conservation Nation, to read the entire recap.

“Bundled up in the brisk autumn weather, over 80 volunteers gathered for the project at Great Kills Park on Staten Island, a unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Some groups tackled storm debris, collecting trash and uprooting tires, barrels, and driftwood. Others focused on erecting erosion fencing to protect the dunes and the native vegetation on Crooke’s Point.”

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Picking up debris in Great Kills on Staten Island.

 

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Rebuilding fences at Great Kills on Staten Island

 

“By the end of the morning, when volunteers gathered back at the Beach Center for lunch, over 800 feet of dune fencing had been completed, and over 1700 pounds of debris had been removed from two miles of beachfront.”

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AE Community Day 2013

AE Community Day 2013

On June 4th, all associates from American Eagle Outfitters’ Pittsburgh, New York, and San Fransisco offices participated in AE Community Day. Associates volunteered at project locations throughout Pittsburgh and New York City and supported ongoing AEO partnerships with New York Cares, Pittsburgh Cares, and the SCA (Student Conservation Association).

As part of AE Community Day, we also launched our “Boot the Bottle” campaign. As a replacement for disposable plastic bottles, all associates were provided with their own reusable AEO water bottles to encourage all of our associates to make an impact, save the planet and “Boot the Bottle!”

Check out photos to see what we did throughout the day and find more by searching #AEOBetterWorld on Instagram & Twitter.

 

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