The Go Green Youth Challenge Begins Again!



Contact Information:

Jennifer Hunnell
Michigan Arbor Day Alliance
551 Courthouse Dr., Ste. 3 Charlotte, MI 48813


 Phone:  (517) 543-5848 ext.5




Sent: 12-17-12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: On or after 12-17-12

Writing Contest Added to Go Green Youth Challenge

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance’s 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, are challenged to collect coins, as an individual, classroom or club. All money collected directly funds community tree plantings across Michigan. Next year, the Go Green Youth Challenge runs from January 14 until April 1, 2013.

New to the program is our Creative Writing Contest. This contest runs alongside the youth coin collection. All K-12 students are eligible to submit a creative writing piece of any type and tell us “What Do Trees Mean To You?” Prizes are available to students for both the fundraiser and the writing contest. You can even win trees for your community or school. Program details and rules can be found on our website at

Since the beginning of the program, Michigan’s youth have helped plant over 600 trees in 12 different communities across our beautiful state! We invite you to join the cause and Go Green in 2013!

The 2012 Go Green Youth Challenge raised a total of $15,470 for tree planting in Michigan. We would like to thank everyone who participated including our sponsors:  ITC, Lansing Board of Water and Light, Glenn Buege Chevrolet of Eaton Rapids, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eaton Conservation District and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance (MADA) is a coalition of organizations and agencies dedicated to the promotion and celebration of Arbor Day throughout Michigan. Our dedication comes from our belief in the importance of trees and their role in community health and well-being. Since 1993, MADA has provided educational programs and services to Michigan communities.


MADA is a program of the Eaton Conservation District.

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