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tonydie

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Review for The Nature Generation, Arlington, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with the Newton Marasco Foundation (NMF) for several years, and have tremendously enjoyed my role formerly as a corporate patron and now as a volunteer. For the past three years, I also have had the distinct honor and pleasure of serving as a review panelist for the Foundation’s illustrious Green Earth Book Award (Picture Book Category). This annual contest was established “to promote books that inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment.” Each year authors and their illustrators are awarded in four categories: Picture Book, Children’s Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Nonfiction. I can say without a doubt that this annual contest, coupled with the Foundation’s partnership with the annual Salisbury University Children and Young Adult Literature Festival, has equally inspired me and my fellow panelists to make a stronger and lasting commitment to being responsible environmental stewards. Reading and judging each year’s books about our environment and natural world, and then participating in the Foundation and University’s spring festival and meeting and hearing from the diversity of authors is an event unmatched in the environmental nonprofit community. I commend the Foundation for its ground-breaking work promoting and inspiring literature read by our children and young adults.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting and collaborating with people from all walks of life that hold a similar passion and commitment to environmental protection and stewardship!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Serve as a review panelist for the Foundation’s Green Earth Book Award.