ReTree Hawaiʻi (Lā Ho‘oulu Paemoku) is spearheading a tree planting marketing campaign in November to assist scale back the results of local weather change and beautify the islands.
People, organizations and counties will likely be planting timber and different vegetation throughout the state.
This 12 months’s marketing campaign follows on final 12 months’s profitable planting occasion, when individuals got here collectively on six of the seven populated Hawaiian islands to extend the variety of timber and different vegetation binding carbon and releasing oxygen within the state.
ReTree Hawaiʻi chief organizer Rob Weltman, who led final 12 months’s marketing campaign, stated: “Planting timber is likely one of the only actions odd residents can take to mitigate local weather change and it’ll present many extra advantages for Maui County.”
There’s an urgency to handle the local weather disaster that’s resulting in rising sea ranges and excessive climate occasions that already are affecting Hawaiʻi, Weltman stated.
Widespread Floor Collectiveʻs President Ananda Stone stated: “As an island neighborhood we’re notably susceptible to local weather change and we’re already experiencing results from it. Since timber supply so many ecosystem providers, like defending watersheds, filtering pollution, enhancing biodiversity, all whereas sequestering carbon, we must always completely be planting timber.”
Andy Fox, with Mates of Haleakala, stated: “There has by no means been a extra pressing time to put money into island resilience and adaptation.”
To date 56 supporting organizations and 21 planting websites have signed up for the November marketing campaign.
To register a website for planting or to volunteer, go to retree-hawaii.org/planting. Select “Register the location” if you want to register a brand new planting website.
An interactive map of all registered websites in addition to a listing of web sites to volunteer at is offered underneath “I need to plant at a planting website.” Clicking on any map pin describes every website, what they’re planning, and lists their volunteer wants.
Anybody can register a brand new planting website, take part as a person planter, or volunteer at one of many registered websites on the web site. As a result of Covid-19 we’re encouraging everybody to additionally plant timber and gardens wherever they will, after which register their planting at retree-hawaii.org/planting underneath “Register my house vegetation” to be entered within the statewide rely.
For questions contact coordinator Rob Weltman at 808-354-0490 or by e-mail: [email protected].