Invitation to Attend Community Tree Planting

We are excited to announce that Daniel Axford and Oxford Elementary-Extended Day Program is the grand prize winner of the Go Green Youth Challenge. The Go Green Youth Challenge engages Michigan youth in environmental stewardship, community development and service-learning through a statewide effort to plant trees in Michigan. Children, pre-K through 12th grade, were challenged to collect coins, as an individual, classroom or club, from Jan. 15 – April 1, 2011.  The coins collected directly fund community tree plantings. As the team that raised the most for the Go Green Youth Challenge, Daniel Axford and Oxford Elementary-Extended Day Program are awarded a tree planting in their community. They also attended the State Arbor Day Celebration on April 29 at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing.

“We are very excited to have won the Go Green Youth Challenge. We think “green” in our Oxford Schools, and our motto is “creating a world-class education today to shape tomorrow’s selfless, global leaders.”  With this being said, we believe that raising money to help plant trees in our state is a wonderful way to help ensure a healthy environment for our future leaders,” said Linda Travnikar, team representative.

Michigan Arbor Day Alliance invites you to attend the grand prize community tree planting in Oxford.  The event will take place Monday, June 6th at 1:00pm.  A ground breaking ceremony at Daniel Axford, located at 74 Mechanic, will begin at 1:00pm along with a group photo of the winning students.  Attendees are invited to help plant 15 trees. Tree planting sites include both elementary schools and Seymour Lake Township Park.

The Go Green Youth Challenge raised a total of $20,850 for tree planting in Michigan.  Michigan Arbor Day Alliance would like to thank everyone who participated including the sponsors, ITC, DTE Energy Foundation, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eaton Conservation District and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.


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