Aside from the Eagles, Don Henley has another love…….

Walden Woods, the Don Henley backed protected gift of nature, right up the road in Concord has hosted 1000’s from all over the world who wanted to see first hand what Henry David Thoreau was talking about when he said:

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived….

If you haven’t been to Walden Pond, it’s worth a warm Saturday to take the hour and half walk around the pond, or half way to see the spot of the Thoreau cabin. Just a little time at Walden, taught me why Thoreau’s work was so important. Some call him the father of our national park system. This ahead-of-his-time genius knew in 1945 as he embarked on a two year mission to live off nature to experience what it had to teach us. He told the world that as society and manufacturing grew, we must protect our woods:

We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.

With Earth Day coming, my friends at Walden Woods want to share this exciting opportunity:

Every other year, the Walden Woods Project awards our Global Environmental Leadership Award and a handful of Global Environmental Challenge Awards. The Challenge Awards are given to individuals or organizations that focus on unique environmental challenges at a local, regional, national, or international level and serve as a model for others who seek effective, constructive and sustainable outcomes to our environmental challenges. Click here to nominate!