The Environmental Equity Committee

Mission Statement

We are committed to advancing environmental justice by making community planting events more accessible to all regardless of income or race.

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Goals

Goals

This committee caters to urban and/or low-income communities in hopes of helping them achieve successful tree planting events in areas with marginal tree coverage. 

 

Moreover, we aim to increase geographic and ethnic diversity within the Tree-Plenish team to ensure representation across the board. 

Please consider donating to help support this fund. 

Issues Addressed

Low-income, urban, and BIPOC communities have significantly lower quantities of green spaces within their neighborhoods in comparison to more affluent neighborhoods. Moreover, low-income/BIPOC students may not have the same access to resources, school support, and/or leadership opportunities as their white counterparts.

Where does Tree-Plenish's Environmental Equity Committee come in? 

The Environmental Equity Fund

This fund supports schools in urban and low-income communities that believe financial status may hinder the success of their events. During our 2021-22 event season, $20,020 was distributed to 51 schools and funded the planting of 3,629 saplings.

Read below for information on some of our recipient schools.

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 It means more than donating a tree, it’s donating a green space for everyone to enjoy.

- Student from Casco Bay High School (Maine)

Read more about their experience with the Environmental Equity Committee here.

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We are all just visitors [on this planet], sustainability is about being a good guest.

- Gabrielle Tenn, American History High School (New Jersey)

Read more about their experience with the Environmental Equity Committee here.