Scientology Volunteer Community Cleanup on Seattle’s Annual Neighbor Day
In Seattle, The Way to Happiness inspires people to take responsibility for their environment and to care for their neighborhoods.
This month marks the City of Seattle’s 25th annual celebration of Neighbor Day—“a special day set aside to reach out to neighbors, make new friends and express thanks to those who help make your neighborhood a great place to live.”
The Seattle chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation and the Scientology Environmental Task Force took to the streets on Neighbor Day to tackle litter in the Seattle Center neighborhood—home of Seattle’s iconic Space Needle.
The groups also participated in Seattle Public Utilities Spring Clean—Seattle’s premier cleanup event held each year in April and May. The Scientology Environmental Task Force has been an active participant in Seattle Public Utilities Adopt-A-Street program for nearly 30 years—longer than any other organization—and has been recognized for thousands of hours of work volunteers have contributed to cleaning up Seattle streets and parks.
“The inspiration for the environmental work of Scientologists is The Way to Happiness,” said Ann Pearce, director of public affairs for the Church of Scientology of Washington State. The Way to Happiness is the first moral code based wholly on common sense.
Written by humanitarian and author L. Ron Hubbard, The Way to Happiness contains 21 basic principles that guide one to a better quality of life, including the precept: “Safeguard and Improve Your Environment,” which states:
“There are many things one can do to help take care of the planet. They begin with the idea that one should. They progress with suggesting to others they should. Man has gotten up to the potential of destroying the planet. He must be pushed on up to the capability and actions of saving it. It is, after all, what we’re standing on.”
The Way to Happiness has been embraced by more than 250,000 groups and individuals, with some 117 million copies distributed in 186 nations. The Church of Scientology and its members are proud to share the tools for happier living contained in The Way to Happiness.
The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.
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