The monumental Arbor Day was celebrated in mid-April this year, and on April 27 the students at Ella G. Clarke school in Lakewood Township celebrated Arbor Day with Mayor Menashe Miller and officials of the Shade Tree Commission.
Arbor Day’s purpose is to bring awareness to the plight of trees worldwide, and to urge people to plant more trees. The Ella G. Clarke school answered the call to action by planting a new Star Magnolia tree in the front yard. At the celebration, the children gathered around the freshly planted tree as Mayor Miller handed a proclamation to Michael Gross, the Chairman of the Shade Tree Commission, in honor of the event. The children then sang a song and thanked the Mayor and other officials present for choosing their school for the site of the new Star Magnolia tree. In previous years, trees were planted at the OEM/EMS building and the Public Works Complex in honor of Arbor Day.
Around the United States, communities participated in ceremonies such as these throughout the month of April by celebrating the life of trees and all they give to our planet. Rubberecycle is a known promoter of the Green Revolution, Arbor Day, and all that comes with it. They manufacture rubber flooring products which are made from recycled rubber, a key way to help save the environment. Rubberecycle rubber flooring comes in various forms for everyday use. They support the many communities who supported Arbor Day this year.
Fairfax County, Virginia also helped bring meaning to Arbor Day with a series of programs and events. These included Community Service Stream Clean Up, Urban Forestry Workshops, Arbor Day Tree Planting, Environmental Education, Games for Kids, and more. They even had plans to move it inside in case it rained. They also had hands-on volunteer work, tabling, educational workshops, and exhibitions by area environmental groups and businesses scheduled throughout the day.
The city of Naperville did its part by holding its annual tree sale. Hosted by the Naperville Public Works, residents selected from hundreds of trees of many varieties at fantastic savings. Public Works employees were on hand to help residents load trees into their vehicles, and experts from the Morton Arboretum were present to help answer tree questions, offer planting advice, and distribute literature.
Rubberecycle does good for the environment all year long, and this year, many communities joined the effort on Arbor Day.