Plant and protect trees
What a difference trees make! They sequester and store carbon (CO2), produce oxygen, enhance our quality of life with beauty, health benefits, cleaner air, and reduced stress. Planting more trees reduces the overall concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. On a macro basis, protecting tropical rainforests, wooded regions and wetlands, and supporting reforestation efforts all contribute to reducing the global concentration of greenhouse gases.
Trees are natural air conditioners
The evaporation from a single tree can produce the cooling effect of ten room-size, residential air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.
Trees make cities more livable
A lush canopy of folliage ensures that summer temperatures are at least 6 to 8 degrees lower than in comparable neighborhoods without trees.
Trees offer shade and windbreaks
Trees improve water quality
Yet many lower income neighborhoods have few trees, making them hotter, with residents suffering adverse health, environmental, and financial effects.