Climate Action Now! – Plant a tree. It matters.

Trees and forests play a critical role in removing CO2 and releasing oxygen from the environment. Forest ReLeaf has been working hard, planting and growing native trees and shrubs through Missouri and surrounding regions.

Meridith Perkins,
Forest ReLeaf Missouri

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ACTIONS – Reforestation

  • Plant a native tree in your yard; private land makes up 80%+ of our city so individual action is critical to impact canopy increase.
  • Volunteer and/or donate to Forest ReLeaf to ensure trees are available to everyone regardless of income, zip code, or privilege.
  • Join, or support, your local citizen advisory group (ex. Tree Board, Park Commission, Planning Commission, etc.) to advise and champion municipal forestry programs; these programs need citizen buy-in to prove they are a priority and justify budget allocations.
  • Maintain and protect mature trees in the landscape. Thriving mature canopy trees offer the biggest benefits for climate resilience. Understand tree ordinance language in your communities and advocate for stronger preservation regulations.

CAN! materials

These materials have been prepared by the Society’s CAN! (Climate Action Now!) team. This post and its links do not express or imply an endorsement by the Ethical Society of St. Louis or its leadership.