Hear it from the Experts
“Community Greening is one of the emerging superstars of the Alliance for Community Trees community. This new organization in Florida is turning heads, engaging tree planters and transforming the community forest in Delray. Keep up the great work!”
“The community benefits from community greening are tremendous, but rarely measured or recognized in policy discussions. Trees bring cleaner air, reduce energy costs in surrounding buildings, help reduce runoff and filter water pollution, and best of all make people happier and healthier. I love how this team is using economics the right way, by clearly showing how tree planting benefits the local community using simple metrics and good science. This is the future for sustainable community development.”
“I’ve been privileged to watch the growth of non-profit tree planting groups across the US over the last 30 years, and I’m impressed with what Community Greening has accomplished in a very brief period of time. They aren’t just planting trees, they are growing communities, and South Florida is all the better for it. Community Greening not only makes cities greener, they make them safer, more resilient, and more livable.”
Hear it from our volunteers
“Community Greening means a lot to us as a family. We see it as our responsibility as community members to give back to the earth that we live upon. Community Greening teaches children the importance of planting trees and the responsibilities involved in assisting a tree to thrive. I want to raise my children in a community where they have trees and parks to play on. I asked my 8 year old daughter Arya why she is always so excited when a Community Greening event is coming up and she replied, “Mommy, can you imagine if we had no trees?!” She is so right. Humans tax the environment in every aspect of our existence. Imagine if there were no more trees? I am so glad there are organizations out there like Community Greening that give back to the environment and create a safe place for children of all ages and types to learn and grow.”
“I love nature, and I love trees. I’m excited to be a part of Community Greening and to improve our natural habitat, to educate, inspire and energize our kids and to create natural, happy places for people and animals…”
“Community Greening gives me an opportunity to give back to a wonderful community by doing something I love – planting trees. The passion, effort and results of Community Greening’s founders however, is a gift to everyone.”
“I have always been very passionate about the environment and doing what I can to help make sure it continues to thrive. I love learning about different types of trees, especially the Florida Natives, since I am a Florida Native myself and have been surrounded by these plants my entire life. With the knowledge and experience I gained during my internship, I have been able to teach and show others what they can do for the trees. At Community Greening events I have met so many people in my community from all different paths of life who share my interest in helping the environment and planting trees. I am also a Delray local so I love driving by the trees that I planted with Community Greening and watching them flourish.
My favorite thing is watching the kids get excited at the tree plantings and naming their tree. I am grateful to have the opportunity to intern and volunteer with community greening.”
𝗠𝘂𝗹𝗰𝗵 Insulates the soil, helping to provide a buffer from heat and cold. Retains water to help the roots stay moist. Keeps weeds out to avoid root competition and deters weedwhackers. @arborday @alliance4trees #timefortrees #thetimeisnow #trees #mulch #community #planting https://t.co/t925yJtrf1
𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗞𝗡𝗢𝗪 𝗨𝗦: 𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂?Because it gives kids from our community a chance to improve their surroundings by planting trees and learning about the positive effects green spaces have on the environment https://t.co/xFc02N6DV6
We are still so excited about this past weekend “Trees in the Trunk” Tree giveaway. Check out how easy and safe this process was!
200 Fruit trees went out this past Saturday at Sara Sims park.Thank you @cfpbmc @cityofboynton @Healthier_BB for making this possible @arborday https://t.co/uLkoJuHekP
Trees in Trunks and it was a huge success! Thanks to the @cfpbmc we were able to give out 200 fruit trees and masks right into the trunks of happy people’s cars while jamming out with Dj SoNyce. @arborday @alliance4trees @cityofboynton @Healthier_BB https://t.co/K2z0cmNG5O
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺 starts on June 1. This program employs local teens to improve their neighborhood, to learn about green jobs, and to teach them about urban forestry.
The Youth Tree Team is funded by the @cscpbc Great Ideas Initiative. https://t.co/RNcmrkRG7c