Wednesday, 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 neighborhoods.

 WHAT:             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 the nation

 WHO:               Lawyers, students, volunteers

 WHEN:             Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon

 WHERE:           Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School

1400 W. Lexington Street

 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 !

Caroline
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Posted by: Caroline | Sep 21, 2009 8:23:55 AM

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