Magazine article American Forests

4-H Million Trees

Magazine article American Forests

4-H Million Trees

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We're living in a time when we can witness global climate changes first hand, from increasingly dangerous weather crossing the planet, to the accelerated melting of ice in the polar regions. As the stewards of earth, it is our responsibility to affect a positive change for generations to come. Fortunately, many youth groups are already actively working to preserve their own future and the future of their descendants and our planet.

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One such pioneer is Laura, Webber, a 15-year-old high-school sophomore and active member of the Belmont 4-H Club in San Mateo County, California. At 13 Laura knew she wanted to do something with trees and wanted to achieve it within the scope of the 4-H Club. She wanted to have a major impact on reducing global climate change and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. After bouncing ideas back and forth for several months with her father, Tom Webber, the concept of the 4-H Million Trees Project (4HMT) was born. That seedling idea has taken several years to grow into the ongoing project it is today.

4HMT has been inspirational to several people across the country. Wendy Rotchstein of San Mateo County wanted to remember her father with a living tribute. Through 4HMT's partnerships, she got enough trees to plant what will grow into the Edwin Olmsted Memorial Grove.

4-Hers from Leo Kerner Jr. Elementary 4-H Club and the Fisher High School 4-H Club in Lafitte, Louisiana, just south of New Orleans, have registered over 3,500 trees with the 4HMT Project. …

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