Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Share a Tree -- it's easy and it MATTERS!

Disclosure: I received gifts from Green is Universal and the Arbor Day Foundation in exchange for this post.

Jack Pine Tree

How important do you think it is to plant a tree? How about a forest of trees? Well, starting tomorrow night at 8 p.m. EST and ending on December 31, 2014, you will have the opportunity to take part in Share a Tree, an annual campaign to plant 1,000,000 trees by the end of the year. And all you have to do is head over to their virtual forest and decorate once of their trees. Then share your tree on social media.

The forest includes about 40 trees drawn by celebrities like Al Roker, Dolvett Quince, and Meredith Vieira. Of course, if you're not in the mood to decorate a tree, you can choose to share a "Celebratree" instead. It also counts when anyone on Twitter who retweets or shares someone else's tree with the hashtag #ShareATree.

For every 25,000 shares, Green is Universal will donate $5,000. 

Kirtland's warbler
The Share a Tree Program helps the Arbor Day Foundation plant trees all across the U.S. in our national forests, state forests, and state parks, including Michigan's Mackinaw and Ausable State Forests. Jack pine trees will be planted to improve the habitat of the endangered Kirtland's warbler. This neotropical migratory songbird's breeding habitat is almost exclusively confined to young, dense Jack pine stands in the area. Today, Kirtland's warblers are found in only ten counties on Michigan's northern lower peninsula and four counties in the upper peninsula. Thanks to the efforts by the Arbor Day Foundation's replanting partners, the numbers of singing males have increased from less than 200 to more than 1,900, bringing the species back from the brink of extinction.

So let's all do our part. I mean, really, how hard is it to RT with the hashtag #ShareATree, or to get your creative juices flowing by decorating a virtual tree? Just click here after 8 p.m. Wednesday night. Let's show them that the Green Grandma community cares and let's do it!


Join the #ShareATree Twitter Party during the #RockCenterXMAS Tree Lighting 12/3 8-10pmET!

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