All over the world in parks and forests, climate change is damaging
the ability of forests to grow back on their own. In cities, trees
help cool communities, reducing the heat island effect created by
buildings, machines, and pavement that hold heat. Tree planting
provides habitat for wildlife, creates shade on hot summer days,
cleans water, and removes asthma-causing air pollution.
Girl Scouts have pledged to take 5 million actions to address
climate change by planting, protecting, and honoring trees to support
wildlife conservation and ease the negative effects of climate
change. In partnership with the Elliott Wildlife Values
Project, American Forests, and The Arbor Day Foundation, we have
already planted tens of thousands of trees in all 50 states and
globally but we must keep going!