Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Asking Visitors To Make New Year’s Resolutions For The Environment

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago’s nature museum is hoping people think of how they can improve the environment when they make their New Year’s resolutions for 2016.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum spokesman Marc Miller said it’s more than just thinking about conservation, it’s pledging to make it a lifestyle.

“This is a gentle nudge to just remind us once more, as we’re making other resolutions, to think about nature,” he said.

The “Resolution For Nature” campaign encourages visitors to design their own resolution on an ornament that will be hung on the Christmas tree at the museum.

“Resolutions from taking their children outside more to recycling, composting, using green cleaning, leaving their cars at home more, biking more, planting native plants; certainly all the things that make us think about nature in this urban environment,” Miller said.

The museum also encourages people to make a copy of their resolutions to display at home; and to share their resolutions on social media using the hashtag “ResolutionForNature,” even if they can’t make it to the museum to design an ornament.

Miller said, especially on the heels of the Paris climate summit – at which nearly 200 nations signed a pledge to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to slow the effects of climate change – the museum wants people to think about how they can make a difference on the environment in 2016.

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