Continuing our celebration of Wangari Maathai‘s work to increase tree planting, GreenHeroes shares some more opportunities for you to help the cause.
Arbopals is a virtual world for children complete with social networking, gaming and more, that teaches them about trees. Arbopals also plants real trees with various fees users pay to use the site, buy merchandise, etc. The President of Arbopals, Peter O’Brien, was inspired by Wangari Maathai’s work and wrote a guest post on our blog about her and his work for Arbopals.
Courtesy of John Bessai
If you live in Ontario, you can apply for a program called My Backyard Tree to get a big tree for a cheap price and also help plant it!
Tree Canada has partnered with TD Friends of the Environment to create TD Green Streets, a forestry innovation program that helps Canadian municipalities and Aboriginal communities integrate forestry into their urban environment. Learn more about how your community or municipality can apply.