Tree planting

Uniondale High School Takes on Climate Change
Members of the Environmental Club

Uniondale High School Takes on Climate Change

The Uniondale Environmental Club held a tree planting event on April 30, 2022

 

 Uniondale Union Free School District’s environmental club recently held a tree planting event, part of the club’s sustainability initiative to offset the carbon footprint of Uniondale High School by planting trees around the school’s campus and community. Saplings were available for purchase by the public for $5. There was also the option to donate directly to the club to go towards their future events. Planted trees included Red Maple, Eastern Redbud and Crab Apple. 


“I am pleased to see our Uniondale scholars taking charge and doing something for the good of the community,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Monique Darrisaw-Akil. “Uniondale scholars have a keen understanding of their impact on the environment and know that each and every one of us must do what we can to protect it. I am proud to say the tree planting event was a success. I hope this event will open more minds to the importance of sustainability initiatives in our District and the greater Uniondale community.” 

Each tree planted is one step toward combating climate change. Additionally, another added benefit of planting trees is improving air quality and lowering stress levels, as connecting with nature has been proven to positively alter one’s mood. Planting trees is not only beneficial to the environment, but to mental health. 

Students planting trees

Students planting trees




 

 


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