How Trees Fight Climate Change

Have you ever wondered how trees fight climate change?  Planting trees is a great way to leave a positive imprint on the Earth while helping in the fight against climate change.  Here are how trees fight climate change at your home and in your community.

How Trees Fight Climate Change

We only have one Earth, so we all have to do our part to make sure we minimize our carbon footprint.  Ensuring future generations have a comfortable climate, functional eco-system and enough natural resources to sustain them is vital.  Westchester Tree Life wants you to get involved in the fight against climate change by planting a tree.  By planting a single tree you are giving back to your community.  Learn more from Arbor Day here. 

Combat Climate Change from Your Home

Adding trees to your Westchester residence has many benefits.  The U.S. Department of Energy have reported that planting trees on the south and west sides of your house you can reduce heating and cooling costs.  This is a great way to cut costs while benefiting the environment.  The U.S. Forest Service Center for Urban Forest Research has stated that you can save up to 30% of energy use simply by properly placing three trees around your home.  Read more about how trees can help fight climate change at home from the Arbor Day Foundation here.

Local Action:  Fighting Climate Change in Your Community

How can you take action to fight climate change in your community?  Stay knowledgeable about current climate change topics and statistics; if you’re looking to take action, think up a creative, effective way to get involved.  Not sure how to begin?  Try simply by getting a few neighbors together to discuss the benefits of planting some trees in your neighborhood!  The U.S. Forest Service Center for Urban Forest Research has stated neighborhoods with well-shaded streets can be up to 6–10° F cooler than neighborhoods without street trees.  Though it seems small, that temperature difference can make a world of difference.  For more ideas and information on fighting climate change in your community, click here.

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