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TREES, GLORIOUS TREES!!! 

 

Happy Florida Arbor Day everybody! We're gearing up for our annual fundraiser this Saturday to celebrate trees and the people who love them. Here's a picture of the group that came out to Anchor Park to plant gumbo limbos, seagrapes, and green buttonwoods across from the ocean. This group of passionate volunteers from Boca Raton High School and American Heritage High School are a breath of fresh air - young people who are looking for ways to help their community and the environment. This is what we're all about and how we come together to create a vibrant tree canopy to equitably strengthen our environment, economy, society and health.  
COMPANIES VS. CLIMATE CHANGE 

 

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Companies vs. Climate Change International Conference in Miami every year.  The conference is about climate change and how companies are addressing it.  It serves as a global forum for companies of all sizes to share best practices for solving climate change with wholly justifiable business value. Mark and Matt learned about corporate responsibility, renewable energy, and carbon credits from some of the best and brightest in the business.  Companies presenting included TD Bank, United Airlines, Kohler, Firmenich, Ingersoll Rand, and Walgreens. We were able to personally thank the TD Bank environmental team for their generous support of our green space projects in South Florida!
OLD KEY LIME HOUSE SPONSORS OCEAN AVE OAKS

Talk about a citizen led effort!  Michelle Donahue McCormick spearheaded this street planting along Ocean Ave in Lantana that was funded by the good people at Old Key Lime House. Over the years, oak trees were lost to storms and neglect.  Community Greening, the Town of Lantana Public Works and motivated volunteers ensured that every landscape node along the Avenue has an oak tree.  The Town of Lantana has graciously offered to water the trees with the town water truck. This was a great day of people coming together and making something happen to increase the livability of their town!  Thank you Michelle!

We envision an engaged community creating sustainable greenspaces and a vibrant tree canopy to equitably strengthen our environment, economy, society, and health.  In 2018 we experienced continued growth, and we were fortunate to more than double our budget and hire two new staff members to increase our capacity and community impact.  Thank you to all the individuals, businesses, city employees, family foundations and grant makers that make this possible. If you like our mission and the community we are building, please support our work and donate today. Click here to Donate.
MEET A TREE
"Milagro" The Paradise Tree
 
"The STARS at Milagro Center had a great time learning hands-on how to plant a tree.  None of them had ever experienced it before and it left such an impact on them that the children are talking about planting more trees.  We were happy that Community Greening entertained our idea of replacing a tree that had been ripped up by the roots during Hurricane Irma.  What a great partner to have for our organization."
 
- Kendra Williams, Senior Director of Education and Innovation, STARS Program, Milagro Center 

WHY IS CG IMPORTANT TO YOU?
JENNIFER GOMEZ, CG BOARD MEMBER 


It was obvious local attorney Jen Gomez was passionate about trees when we ran into her at the Florida Native Plant Society Annual Plant Swap in 2017!  As a board member Jen hasn't wasted any time contributing her talents and network to strengthen Community Greening's work in Palm Beach County.  Jen and her law firm, Wealth Family Protection Firm, are proudly sponsoring our annual fundraiser to celebrate Florida's Arbor Day.  Thank you Jen and WFP!

"Community Greening is important to me because it alters how people view the environment. The engaging and educational events change how people experience eco-friendly living. Not only does this shape the culture of our area, but we are inspiring other non-profits throughout the county to rethink how they work together with volunteers and donors. Through these shifted attitudes we are building a legacy that will last long past our lifetimes. Our improvements to the native tree canopy have continuing environmental and health benefits. By inspiring future generations, we are able to effectuate exponential beneficial change. My firm and I are proud to be supporters of this important work."

- Jennifer Gomez, Esq., Partner, The Wealth Family Protection Firm


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PARTNER APPRECIATION 

CG went next level with Matt's new truck from Delray Honda.  Thank you for the great deal Franky!  GM Casey Flaherty loved CG's mission and community focus so he stepped up and made Delray Honda our next $5,000 Oak Level Sponsor.  Thank you Casey and Franky for the great service!

Community Greening Teams Up With Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Arbor Day Foundation To Plant More Trees In Delray
On a cloudless 80-degree winter day in December, more than 75 Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees joined
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  DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Quercus virginiana is also known as the Southern live oak tree
     
  • A large, sprawling, picturesque tree, usually graced with Spanish moss and strongly reminiscent of the Old South
     
  • Live oak is one of the broadest spreading of the oaks, providing large areas of deep, inviting shade
     
  • The name live oaks came from the fact that they remain green and "alive" throughout the winter when other oak trees are dormant and leafless.
     
  • The "Cellon Oak", Florida's champion live oak, in Lacrosse, Florida takes 20 people hand in hand to reach around the trunk.  
     
  • The "Angel Oak" near Johns Island, South Carolina, is one of the longest living oaks in the United States.  It is estimated to be 1,500 years old.  
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