April 12th 2017
For Immediate Release
Contact: Kate Daniels
The Come Alive Outside Green Street Challenge Comes to Stroudsburg!
This summer will be a “summer of play” for many communities across North America. Come Alive Outside, a North American non-profit, will be working with communities in the U.S. & Canada to celebrate the importance of outdoor, unstructured play by laying down sod and transforming prominent streets into temporary parks for a day!
Strauser Nature’s Helpers of East Stroudsburg and Coombs Sod Farm of Elmer, NJ are collaborating to bring this incredible event to Stroudsburg on May 6, 2017. The “park” will open on Monroe Street at 8am alongside Monroe Farmer’s Market’s outdoor season kickoff in courthouse square! Come out and join us for the day, as we celebrate the importance of play and green space in our community!
The Green Street Challenge creates an opportunity for children and families to play outside and enjoy all the benefits that community green spaces have to offer. With childhood obesity and mental illness on the rise, time spent outside getting active and connecting to nature has never been so important! The Green Street challenge is a way for communities to celebrate outdoor play and green spaces as essential ingredients to the well being of our society.
Come Alive Outside is an 501c3 registered charity that works closely with partners in the landscape profession in order to get people off the couch and back outside in communities across North America! Our mission is to inspire collaborative community systems that create the awareness, intention and opportunity for people to live healthier lives outside. For more information about the Green Street Challenge or Come Alive Outside visit our website at www.comealiveoutside.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org