A Summary of the Lincoln 2023 IWLA National Convention By...Read More
Let's Grow Trees in the Just Places
Planting and growing trees are essential strategies for combating global climate change. Trees collect carbon dioxide from the environment and store it. This is important if we keep the carbon in the air within the thresholds needed to sustain life as we know it. But there are more planting trees than carbon capture. There is also an environmental justice issue.
Partnering with Target Communities
Some places have trees. Some sites don’t have trees. Lack of tree coverage is especially a problem in urban areas. When there are not enough trees, there isn’t enough shade, homes get hot, and they use excess energy to keep things livable. For poor communities, this results in unnecessary illnesses and death.
Target Underserved Communities
But we can plant trees. Not just any trees — trees where they are really needed. In the neighborhoods where poverty and race have a negative impact on the cultivation of our urban forests.
Partnering with Community Organizations
The Green Crew is currently in conversations with several communities and community organizations about restoring their urban forest on behalf of the residents. We are excited to announce these projects as soon as we are able. Get involved with us now so you can be part of making a real difference.