I love this idea! #ShareATree on social media and the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with NBCUniversal, will plant 25,000 trees in hurricane-devastated areas of Texas and Florida. (What about Puerto Rico?)
Spread the word to plant trees
There are 4 images to choose from, each with a different fact about the benefits of trees. Share the images on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ShareATree. How easy is that! Click the image to share a tree:
Trees play a vital role in our everyday lives. From preventing soil erosion to cleaning our water, trees help us all year around. And when they’re destroyed in a natural disaster, it can take a long time for a community to return to normal.
The Arbor Day Foundation is working with public and private partners to get millions of trees back in the ground in the wake of hurricane devastation. #ShareATree is part of their larger initiative to plant and distribute 5 million trees over the next five years. These trees will grow, strengthen the environment, and help support the communities as they heal.
Please share our message of replanting this holiday season.
The US Green Building Council’s South Florida Chapter Emerging Professionals will be participating in this Friday’s “Park(ing) Day,” a worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks. Started in 2005, Park(ing) Day is a way to draw attention to the need for more public parks in urban areas. This year’s local event is scheduled to take place between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. along McFarlane Road in Coconut Grove. Donations and support will be provided by Pie Studio, Home Depot, AFH, the City of Miami, Coconut Grove community organizers, the NET, the BID and the Miami Parking Authority. The MPA has designated 10 metered parking spaces along McFarlane Road which will be transformed into temporary urban parks for the day. Commissioners Sarnoff and Suarez are scheduled to appear, and the public is invited to attend.
USGBC Emerging Professionals “are the energetic and dynamic leaders of tomorrow’s green building movement. The program is geared toward individuals out of school and under 30, but does not exclude anyone who may be interested. USGBC Emerging Professionals seek to engage all those who are interested in learning about and advocating for sustainable building practices. So who are Emerging Professionals? Certainly many are young architects and engineers, but they also include young lawyers, education and healthcare professionals, sustainability consultants, and anyone else interested in the future of green building.”