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).
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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