The City of Chicago recently announced a moratorium on all new tree plantings for 2011, citing budget concerns. Now regular folks need to step up to keep Chicago green and beautiful.
Join G-Team and Chicago Gateway Green (CGG) to plant 50 trees at Clark Park in the city's Irving Park neighborhood this fall. If we raise enough funds for all 50 trees, then CGG will gather volunteers from around the city to plant the trees as part of its Tree Partnership Program, fueled and funded by individual citizens. Four giving levels are available for G-Team donors: $5, $10, $25, or $50.
Trees help cool urban temperatures, improve air quality, and reduce energy emissions from nearby buildings. They also enhance the community’s appearance, provide a habitat for wildlife, and muffle noise from rogue marching bands and unleashed electric guitars.
Donors giving $25 or more will receive a personalized Tree Partnership certificate, which can bear their own name or be dedicated to a loved one.