Sponsored by The Home Depot(r) Foundation
Sacramento, Calif. (September 28, 2009)- Sacramento Tree Foundation today announced a series of October events that will result in hundreds of new trees planted in Sacramento. These events are just some of hundreds of re-greening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Sacramento Tree Foundation is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
“It’s great to be working on important re-greening efforts at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Lizz Bippus of Sacramento Tree Foundation. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.”
Sacramento Tree Foundation’s celebration will take place as follows:
* 10/3/09- Alder Grove Planting Project and Celebration, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Alder Grove Community, Sacramento, Calif.
* 10/3/09- Stone Lakes NATURE Team Event, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Stone Lakes.
* 10/17/09- Arden Park Neighborhood Tree Tour, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at La Sierra Park, 998 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento, Calif. 95864.
* 10/18/09- 8th Annual Arden Tree Day, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Arden neighborhood.
* 10/24/09- Plant Native Trees with the NATURE Team, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at East Discovery Park.
* 10/24/09- American River College Tree Tour, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at American River College administration building.
* 10/30/09- River Park Community Tree Tour, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the shopping center on Carlson Street, near the intersection with J Street.
“Having local organizations like Sacramento Tree Foundation participate in National NeighborWoods Month helps us show the cumulative effect of a burgeoning urban and community forestry movement,” said ACT Executive Director Alice Ewen Walker. Founded in 1993, the Alliance for Community Trees is a national coalition of 150 nonprofit organizations engaged in urban and community forestry. Its members are dedicated to grassroots community greening, public education, policymaking, job training, environmental design and other activities that support better urban forest stewardship.
NeighborWoods Month is sponsored through a generous grant from The Home Depot Foundation. “Trees are an important component of responsible design to ensure that homes are affordable, energy efficient, safe and healthy,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation. “By partnering with ACT and local NeighborWoods organizations like Sacramento Tree Foundation, The Foundation is able to further its goals of investing in the overall health and success of our communities.”
About The Home Depot Foundation
The Home Depot Foundation was created in 2002 to further the community building goals of The Home Depot. The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to building affordable homes for working families that are healthy to live in and affordable to own. To make homes healthy and affordable, the Foundation encourages developers to incorporate responsible design and use durable and quality materials to ensure that homes are more energy and water efficient, have good indoor air quality, and provide a safe and healthy space to live. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $120 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 65,000 affordable, healthy homes. For more information, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.
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