Climate Action Now! Planting Trees, a triple win

Seven intrepid members of the CAN! Team gathered at the Mississippi Greenway Trailhead in North Riverfront Park, on Saturday, November 12, bundled up in winter coats, hats and gloves, to help Forest ReLeaf and Great Rivers Greenway (and several dozen other volunteers) plant 100 trees. Planting trees is one strategy for capturing carbon and ultimately reducing levels of carbon in the atmosphere. So we were there, in near freezing temperatures, to “do some good”.

We also received instruction on the proper way to plant trees—valuable lessons we can use in our own yards or perhaps some day on the Ethical Society grounds, to benefit from the beauty, shade, wildlife services, and water management properties of trees. The fact that we got a bit of exercise and more than a bit of fun in the process was just icing on the cake.

CAN! team planting trees.
CAN! Team Ready to Work

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