Lansing Board of Water & Light Supports Go Green Youth Challenge

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance has announced that the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) is stepping up to contribute $5,000 to support its “Go Green Youth Challenge” initiative.

The “Go Green Youth Challenge” will engage 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, are challenged to collect coins, as an individual, classroom or club, from Jan. 16 – April 9, 2012.  The coins collected will directly fund community tree plantings.

“We are pleased to support an initiative that emphasizes community outreach and youth participation, especially one with such a long-term impact.  Trees are an investment in our future,” said Alan Carroll, Principal Engineer for the BWL.

The team that raises the most for the “Go Green Youth Challenge” will be awarded a tree planting in their community and an invitation to the State Arbor Day Celebration on April 27, 2012 at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing.

Tree planting sites include school yards and conservation areas such as stream bank stabilization and habitat restoration. Through a survey, participants can provide input on where trees should be planted throughout Michigan.

For more information or to sign up for the “Go Green Youth Challenge,” contact Michigan Arbor Day Alliance at or visit


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