Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Non-Profit (or Doing) of the Week: Spruce Up! Delaware

Before all of this eco-friendly non-sense (is it really necessary to wear $88 Bamboo Organic Sweatpants and Eco-Friendly lip gloss??) that according to my mother is simply "marketing, marketing, marketing", everyone associated saving the planet with a few valuable lessons... most of which were discussed in schools on Earth Day. I always remembered to..
Cut your Six-Pack Plastic Rings to prevent harm to the birds.

Carry canvas bags and ditch the paper and plastic at the Supermarket.

Recycle (need i explain?)

And most importantly, Hug your trees (also known as save your trees) Referring back to 5th grade science class and the oxygen and carbon monoxide cycle lesson, trees are vital for life.

The Delaware Forest Service, the Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association, and the Delaware Community Forestry Council have gone a step further and our encouraging us to not only keep our trees, but grow more. They have combined their efforts in the state-wide fall program called Spruce Up! Delaware. Planting trees is no walk in the park, so the organizations have teamed up with local garden centers to provide an incentive to everyone, a coupon! Visit Ronny’s Garden World, All Seasons Nursery, Lord's Landscaping, Inc. or Countryside Nursery from now until November 15th for a $10 discount on any tree. There are a total of 1,000 coupons available to reach the 1,000 tree goal.

Thinking about waiting til the spring? According to DFS, fall is an excellent time to plant trees as cooler temperatures are less stressful on trees when they are transplanted from planters to the ground. So plant a tree this fall. Besides, who doesn't love a coupon?

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