Washington High and Maryland Elementary Tree Plantings

Project Profile

Project Location

Phoenix, AZ

Project Lead

Arizona Sustainability Alliance

Funder

Bank of America

Budget

$32,000

Arizona Sustainability Alliance, in partnership with American Forests and Bank of America, planted 56 trees at Maryland Elementary School and Washington High School in Phoenix, AZ on December 3, 2022. The trees planted will provide much needed shade and beauty to the school, mitigating urban heat and improving air quality for students, staff, and the community.

Public engagement was a key focus of this project. Planting locations and tree species were selected in partnership with school administration to meet the highest needs of the students and staff. Students at the two schools and community members such as the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine Chapter enthusiastically came together for the volunteer tree planting event.

By planting 56 trees between two low tree equity schools, this project will not only improve air quality and mitigate urban heat, but also improve students’ mental health and engage the schools’ communities to connect with trees and the climate benefits they provide. Many of the trees at both schools were also planted along their sports fields, which will provide shade for generations of spectators and parents to enjoy the games in comfort.

Every tree planting project demonstrates impacts that create a more just and sustainable future.

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The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs are a global call for action. These goals have the power to build a better future for everyone. Investment in this impact project drives action towards the following goals.

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