University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program

4-H Million Trees

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The 4-H Million Trees community service project was conceived by members of the Belmont (California) 4-H club.  This project was adopted by the youth board of directors as one of the club's projects. The project was upgraded to an international campaign by the sheer magnitude of youth involvement. The youth members of this project, including youth volunteers from other clubs across the U.S. and Canada, are managing the operations.

The Vision:

  • 1,000,000 new trees planted by 4-H youth across the United States and Canada!
  • Added beauty and heritage to urban, suburban, and rural communities across the nation.
  • Improved local air quality.
  • Absorbed runoff and surface groundwater.
  • Shade to help cool buildings, reducing air conditioning electricity needs and the pollution and carbon emission associated with this power generation.
  • Lowered greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion by the trees' absorption of about 48,000,000 million pounds of atmospheric carbon dioxide per year.
  • Replacement of trees lost to deforestation worldwide.
  • Increased knowledge as 4-H youth make a difference and change the world, both individually and as groups.

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4-Hers from all over the world have participated in this 7-year service-learning project and have planted 999,999 trees to help slow the impacts of global climate change.

Please join us to celebrate as the 4-H Million Trees Project plants:

The One Millionth Tree!

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Werder Picnic Shelter, Huddart County Park, Woodside
9-10 am: The Ceremony; 10-Noon; Tree Planting; Noon-2; Pot Luck Lunch & Party!
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Please RSVP now and let us know if you'll join us for:

  1. The Ceremony at the Werder Shelter,
  2. The Planting at the Redwood Shelter, and/or
  3. The Pot Luck Lunch at the Redwood Shelter or call 650.892.7208

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