Move to Improve Challenge

The Move to Improve Challenge 2014, Saturday, August 9, 2014 10am-4pm, is a dynamic sustainable celebration to promote the individual and collective health and wellness within our communities in San Diego.

“In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation… even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine.”

– This is an often repeated saying, and most who use it claim that it comes from “The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations: The Great Binding Law.”

Looking forward to the 7th generation, this is our Call to Action for the future! Elevate Your View at Cabrillo National Monument and join us for this festival to celebrate and share what we are all doing to make a positive impact in our lives, the environment and in our communities for a healthier future.

What is the Move to Improve Challenge 2014 all about?

The National Park Service mission and commitment to the preservation and protection of our natural and cultural resources can only be realized with the help of the citizens in our country who take charge of the responsibility to steward these special places. A core value we uphold and connect with every day is the idea of shared stewardship; a commitment to resource stewardship with the global preservation community. By providing access to parks and places where people can enjoy, explore and discover new things about themselves and our environment is one of the most important resources we can offer to promote total health and wellness for the mind, body, spirit and community.

In 2016 the National Park Service celebrates 100 years of service to public in protecting and preserving special places so they can be enjoyed by all. National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis is promoting a plan for this 2nd Century of Stewardship in our National Parks with a Call to Action for participation by all park service staff and volunteers to take action within their parks and communities.

At Cabrillo National Monument we accepted the call and set in motion a series of programs and events such as the Ticket to Ride program, Artist in Residence program, Dusty Socks Club and now the Move to Improve Challenge.

The connection for the Move to Improve Challenge to the Call to Action plan meets not only one of the goals, this program and associated events meets five of the Call to Action statements, #5,6,7,8 and 23.* The Move to Improve challenge is all about celebrating the healthy improvements we are making in our own lives and communities. We challenge you to SHOUT IT! SHARE IT! SUSTAIN IT! Make your statement at the park. We have taken on the challenge and commitment to make a positive impact in San Diego, will you join us?

What’s happening? How can you participate? Attend? Volunteer? As an Exhibitor?

  • This year’s festival will feature an exhibitor fair, planned activities, presentations and demonstrations for all ages.
  • Entrance fees will be waived for visitors who travel to the park by bicycle or on foot.
  • The SHOUT IT! SHARE IT! SUSTAIN IT! program component is the challenge that will bring San Diegan’s back year after year to this festival. Visitors will have the opportunity to check in, share their successes and contributions to their health and the wellness of the community. Recorded responses will be posted on our website with outstanding contributions being recognized by our cooperating associations. On August 9th from 10am-2pm stop by the statue area to record your contributions.
  • Plans are also in the works for an evening under the stars component to the event as well as an early morning bike ride to the park.

Join the event mailing list!

To get on the event mailing list and stay up to date with the most current planned activities by visiting www.nps.gov/cabr.

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