Planting trees is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to combat global warming because trees provide essential habitat, clear pollution from the air, prevent soil erosion, protect groundwater, take in carbon dioxide and “exhale” oxygen.
The Climate Change Coalition (CCC, climatechangedoorcounty.com) of Door County is once again distributing native conifers through schools, environmental organizations, churches, youth programs and businesses.
With funding from Cellcom and the Wildlife Conservation Society, the CCC is distributing 650 trees. More than 200 additional trees donated by Lakeshores Landscape and Design, Door Landscape and others have gone to Gibraltar Elementary School students.
People may pick up trees beginning Sept. 28 at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Greens N Grains in Egg Harbor and the Door County Land Trust, 23 N. 5th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Participating groups also include the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, Stella Maris Catholic Parish, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Shepherd of the Bay and Prince of Peace Lutheran churches, Crossroads at Big Creek, Northern Door Children’s Center, businesses that have signed the Door County Climate Declaration and attendees at CCC’s Sept. 25, 7 pm, outdoor screening of the documentary Blowout at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.