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September 16, 2009
1 million trees
I prefer reforestation in developing countries like Haiti where reforestation has great social justice impacts, but the bottom line is great: actually removing CO2 from the atmosphere:
BALTIMORE STUDENTS AND LAWYERS TEAM UP TO
LAUNCH THE ABA’S ONE MILLION TREES PROJECT
CHICAGO, Sept 18, 2009 – The American Bar Association,
in partnership with the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) and the Parks &
People Foundation, will kick off the ABA’s One
Million Trees Project in a public ceremony Sept. 23 at Franklin Square
Elementary/Middle School in West Baltimore.
The ABA’s One Million Trees Project is a five-year
national effort to plant one million trees across the United States.
Overseen by the local ACT affiliate Parks & People Foundation, the Franklin
Square project will bring together volunteer ABA
members along with students, teachers and community members to plant trees in
the schoolyard and around the building as part of the campaign to beautify Baltimore’s
Participants will plant 10 to 15 trees at the Franklin Square schoolyard,
surrounding streets and nearby park, as well as weed, mulch and install
flowering beds. The tree planting event will also serve as the launching
point for NeighborWoods Month, a
community service campaign to heighten awareness for trees in cities all around
Lawyers, students, volunteers
Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon
Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School
1400 W. Lexington
For more information on the One Million Trees Project,
please visit http://www.abanet.org/environ/projects/million_trees/home.shtml.
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Great project! However, do you follow the growth of the trees after planting them ? What will you do if some of them die ?
Good luck !
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