YAP! Attends Presentation from Renowned Author and Environmental Advocate Richard Louv

Posted: April 5, 2012 in Current Events

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

News Release

For Immediate Release

 Emily G. Prigot – 508-996-4095 x 6105

New Bedford Whaling NHP brings author Richard Louv to New Bedford, MA

Park partners to form new Southcoast Outdoor Network

New Bedford, MA— Working with partners from across the healthcare, outdoor recreation and conservation spectrum, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park brought nationally-renowned author and environmental advocate Richard Louv to New Bedford, MA on March 29, 2012.  Louv’s speech inspired an audience of over 200 people of all ages at Tifereth Israel Congregation in New Bedford.  Author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, Louv spoke on the diminishing human connection with nature and how communities and individuals can work together to change that.

 Recognizing the potential power and impact of their collaboration, the park and partners who had come together around this event formed the Southcoast Outdoor Network to pursue other opportunities to  connect individuals, families, and communities with the outdoors on the South Coast of Massachusetts. Click here for a twenty-minute video of the event. Click here to see photos of a reception held for Louv prior to the presentation. For more information on outdoor activities and events in the South Coast, go to the Southcoast Outdoor Network on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SouthcoastOutdoorNetwork.This speech served as the inspiration for a new track YAP! is working on about sustainability. Here is a taste:

Intro:

Yo yo yo! We are the Youth Ambassador Program! & long story short, we tryna
save the world! Its a big mission, but every little bit counts! Help us
save us, & by saving us your also saving yourself. & this is how we gon do
it..! Go!

Verse
The apocolypse prophecized by 2pacs lips/ we needa prevent this event,
reduce our prints/ take ya carbon foot shoesizes two sizes down/ then put
it in a new hybrid & ride around, ima clown?/ why u rashin? Im talkin bout rations/ them new
jordans isnt important even by fractional standards/ and its sad that we
call recycling ghetto/ its time to green up, ready set gooooo

Watchin all, Callin all, Squashin all litterbugs/ afro flow, tellem pick it
up/ You could save the world if you could save a cup/ your could save
yourself & you could save us/ if u savior, thats whatsupppp/ if u not, then
dont talk just save it/ all i’m sayin is we need a change/ the world is a
piggy bank, fill it up, gas tank

This track  will debut on AHA! night. The theme for April’s AHA! night is “Sustainable Southcoast.” This event will be happening on April 12th, 2012, 6:30 p.m. at The Commons in downtown New Bedford. So if you want to hear more you have to come out and support! You will not want to miss this! Please join YAP! on our new Facebook artist page by clicking HERE for more updates and leaks! Get more free music from us by clicking HERE.

For more information on New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, call the visitor center at 508-996-4095, go to www.nps.gov, or visit the park’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NBWNHP.

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