January 17, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, and to honor the great leader's legacy, President Obama has called on Americans to turn out for a National Day of Service. There are many ways to get involved in your community and help make a difference, including for the environment.
This year, the President's United We Serve campaign is launching the MLK 25 Challenge, which asks all Americans to honor Dr. King by pledging to take at least 25 actions during 2011 to make a difference for others. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'"
As in previous years, the Sierra Club is encouraging everyone to volunteer for the environment on this special day. "From beach cleanups to coat drives to green building projects, people all over the country will be following King's example this Monday, January 17 by devoting time to service projects," reports the Club.
So honor Dr. King's green and social justice legacy, and give some time for the greater good. Find a National Service Day project near you.
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