Plans to strengthen Detroit’s green economy underway

U-Haul and the The Conservation Fund in Detroit are teaming up with respected non-profit, The Greening of Detroit, in an effort to improve Detroit’s economically green future.

Screen Shot 2013-09-26 at 12.35.31 PMU-Haul, in addition to its customers, has collected and donated to The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program. A program designed to “work with individuals, companies and foundations to address climate change and habitat loss by protecting and restoring America’s forests.” They also do tree planting in different parts of America to reduce emissions.

The program is supporting the planting of 1,600 trees at Rouge Park, which will be carried out by The Greening of Detroit. They plan on using the donations from Go Zero to have five tree-planting events at the park over the next 18 months. The small staff of experts at The Greening of Detroit will be joined by a large group of volunteers to help assist with this greening effort.

The Greening of Detroit plants around 6,000-7,000 trees throughout the city yearly. More than 81,000 have been planted since the organization started in 1989.

The greening at Rouge Park will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 28th. Volunteers are to meet at Outer Drive, north of Warren near the park entrance.

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