Many folks have a long weekend this week as the nation pauses to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. And to honor King’s legacy, organizations around the country will be taking part in a day of service. Social, political, and environmental justice are the main focuses of the service events, emphasizing the need to unite in taking action to make our country (and the world) a better place. Find an event in your area here.

Here in Seattle, EarthCorps, Service for Peace, the University of Washington, and the Parks Dept. will be uniting volunteers to restore urban forests in the city’s south end. What other interesting events will folks be taking part in?