NeighborWoods Month Message from Rep. Allyson Schwartz

Washington, DC (September 30, 2010)- A champion for creating healthy, green communities, Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Pennsylvania is encouraging everyone to get involved in NeighborWoods Month this October. Watch her video:

Here’s what the Congresswoman had to say about NeighborWoods Month:

Hello, I’m Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz. Citizens across the nation are eager to take action on critical environmental issues, and this October you have a special opportunity to get involved.
October is National NeighborWoods Month, a time for all of us to plant trees, volunteer in our communities, and educate ourselves and our neighbors about the urban forests in which we all live.
I encourage you to join the nationwide efforts to improve our towns and cities during NeighborWoods Month. Last year in my state of Pennsylvania, nearly 1000 volunteers planted trees at 40 events during NeighborWoods Month.
By planting trees to enhance your neighborhood, cleaning up your local city parks, or attending a community greening workshop, your inspired activities will have a positive impact.
A large body of research tells us of the many environmental, economic, and health benefits of trees.
This October during NeighborWoods Month, tens of thousands of volunteers will help make their communities cleaner, greener, and healthier through trees. Won’t you join in?
Learn how you can help grow the urban forest in your town during NeighborWoods Month by visiting
Thank you for all you will do for the trees in your NeighborWoods this October.

Related Resources:
National NeighborWoods Month
A NeighborWoods Month Message from USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell
NeighborWoods Month Message from Rep. Earl Blumenauer