The American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources announces a nationwide public service endeavor, the One Million Trees Project.  Spearheaded by the section’s Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee. The project calls on America’s lawyers to plant one million trees across the United States in the next five years to raise awareness of their value.

Lawyers can contribute to the project by planting trees in their communities or by using the project’s dedicated Web site to purchase trees that will be planted by one of several project partners, including the Alliance for Community Trees, The Arbor Day Foundation, Tree Link/Tree Bank, American Forest, Tree People and the Institute for Environmental Solutions. Lawyers working with these partnering organizations can designate the areas in which their trees are planted.

Lawyers interested in a more significant contribution can fund the effort of these partner organizations to reforest public lands and rural spaces.  Those looking to make an impact on the urban landscape, can earmark their contributions to ACT, Tree People, or TreeLink/Tree Bank for urban landscape renewal.  Project partners can also direct lawyers to hands-on tree planting efforts in regions throughout the country.

To spread word of the project, section members are engaging in numerous publicity and educational outreach efforts throughout the year, including tree plantings across the country on Earth Day (April 22) and Arbor Day (April 24).

To participate in the One Million Trees Project, visit  their site.

The ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is a forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy and resource lawyers.  Representing more than 11,000 members with a wide range of professional interests, the section keeps its members abreast of development trends, current court decisions, legislative initiatives and statutes concerning environmental, natural resources and energy law.

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Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.

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