Grow Trees Challenge
The trees we see growing in the urban and rural landscape, from backyards and campgrounds to forests and street corners, are more than symbols of our natural heritage. They can also help to clean the air and reduce the impact of carbon emissions. Tress are half carbon, and absorb carbon from the air to survive. That means tree-planting is a natural and beautiful way to combat climate change. (from treecanada.ca)
1. Use only G.O.O.S. (good on one side) paper for the entire month. This goes for all projects (you can find barely used paper), lists and correspondence. Or, ...if possible, do not even use paper - use email or digital copies.
2. Make gift cards (Mother's Day!) from recycled material and wrap gifts in creative ways like: newsprint, newspaper with the comics showing, a scarf, a dish towel or old maps.
3. Plant a tree, or two or three! Attend the tree giveaway and receive a tree that is local to our area. Plant it in a special place and watch it grow!
How does this work?
Consider the three challenges that are listed above. Do any of them appeal to you? Take on one...or all three! We invite
you to try as many of these challenges as you feel you can, and then report back to us about your progress.