More Than Just Trees…
by Jacob Caggiano
Yeah I’m a tree hugger, is that so bad?
Hi everyone – it’s a true honor to be the newest member of the PlanIT Geo™ family.
At last, we’re finally catching on…we can no longer ignore the trees around us as ornamental sidewalk decorations.
We have science to prove that a well planned urban forest means lower crime, cleaner air, less noise, less flooding, lower energy bills, better climate resilience, fresher water, higher life satisfaction, more play, better connections with our neighbors, and even a free outdoor gym if you like to climb like me!
That’s all good, but what happens when two-thirds of the entire global population are living in cities?
Our ability to thrive together while maintaining healthy biodiversity is critical, and we’re starting to see some progress:
The #teamtrees movement across YouTube and social media will bring us 20 million new trees for 2020. Ethiopia took the world by storm by planting over 350 million trees in just 12 hours! The UN has announced a plan to support the greening of 90 cities in 30 countries over the next decade.