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Start Planting Trees; This could spread city by city, state by state, with no federal involvement!

Idea:

Increase the awareness of the benefits of trees through education and give away trees to plant. Redlands’ specific project involves presentations at school assemblies, providing each elementary student in our city a tree to plant, and mapping and measuring the results with GIS [online maps, like those developed by Esri in Redlands].

The project will take place in April 2020 in honor of the 50th worldwide Earth Day celebration. Approximately 12,000 trees will be distributed.

How It’s Done:

Identify key partners in the project, including a funder to pay for the trees, an audience with whom to communicate and distribute the trees, and a person(s) to organize the project. In our case the players are:

Funder: a local company with an interest in the environment and climate change issuesAudience: the local school district and private schoolsOrganizer: the local university

How This Works Locally:

Redlands has been named a Tree City USA Community  by the Arbor Day Foundation for 22 years. It has a volunteer-led city Street Tree Committee who assist city staff in overseeing issues regarding the city’s urban forest … There was even a project to plant trees in honor of a nine-year-old girl who died of leukemia.

The University of Redlands is also 10 consecutive year Tree Campus USA school and has more than 4500 trees on its 160-acre campus.


Read more at the source: https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2019/10/big-little-ideas-start-planting-trees/599764/



Trees bring biodiversity, soil fertility, a cooler climate, cleaner air, increased rainfall, fodder, timber, fruits, nuts, green vegetables, medicinal herbs, shade and many other unseen benefits for the survival of all life on earth.

Planting trees is the simplest solution to our present-day environmental problems.

Under the agro-forestry model, farmers are educated about sustainable land use that maintains and increases total yields by combining food crops and tree-based ones.

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