April Under the Cross Partners: Tree Trust and Peace Cycle
In the month of April we celebrate Earth Day here are two organizations helping the environment and ways for you to participate!
Tree Trust was created in 1976 to address two problems in our communities: the devastation of the urban tree canopy due to Dutch elm disease and the high unemployment and poverty rates for youth and adults at the time. We began combating these issues by hiring unemployed individuals and training them to plant trees and reforest the Twin Cities. Since then, we have expanded to offer integrated JobPrep programs, community forestry and environmental education programs. Today, our mission is to improve the community environment by investing in people.
Tree Purchase Program: Tree Trust offer Minneapolis residents the chance to purchase a variety trees through there tree buying program.
The are using a first come first served system here is the link to buying a tree $25.00 and more information.Purchase A TREE
Peace Cycle is a start-up small business which aims to educate and employ persons in Haiti, promoting eco-friendly practices, and empowering individuals and families to be self-sufficient.
We desire to be the human side of “upcycling” (a term referring to the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality and to create a better environment). The “upcycle” term was initially coined by Riner Pilz in reference to a demolition recycling directive. “Recycling? I call it downcycling. They smash bricks, they smash everything. What we need is upcycling- where old products are given more value, not less.”