In July of 2009, 3 high school freshmen formed GreenTree of Tulsa as an environmental group that would help reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Our plan is to plant trees in Tulsa and surrounding areas to sequester Co2. While working on this project we came to realize that not only the planet and humans are affected, animals are also greatly affected. Climate change and high Co2 levels are severely harming the polar bear's habitats. Due to their dangerous situation, polar bears have become a large part of our project. Since July of 2009, GreenTree of Tulsa(GTOT) has planted over 2,150 trees to help save the polar bears and our environment.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Our First Big Meeting Of The Year

Although we have had some small scale meetings already, this was our first big one. We discussed our project and made some decision on what we want to do. Due to new ideas, our project expanded into new and promising areas. We tentatively outlined our project for the next few months and divided jobs and tasks amongst the three of us. David is in charge of speaking with the administration of several schools trying to organize school presentations and fundraisers, Austin is in charge of creating a website and organizing the phonebook recycling program, and Connor is communicating with the tree donors and trying to secure planting locations. We have already spoken with our main tree donor, Up With Trees, and are guaranteed a smaller number of trees but depending on supply and demand we will probably receive more. We have communicated with Tulsa Housing Authority, which is a government housing agency in Tulsa, and they will gladly take as many trees as we can give them. We are awaiting a response to our letter that we sent to Community Action Project, another agency that has some government housing locations, offering some free trees. We plan to speak with Habitat for Humanity and some local schools or churches to see if they would like some free trees for their properties. Be on the look out as we continue to post our progress with communication, education, fundraising, our phonebook recycling program, and of course tree information and plantings. We also plan to post environmental blog posts that relate to our program or simply ways that you can live a more eco-friendly life and help save the polar bears.