Have a tree planted to help Mundelein High students
Tree-Plenish recently partnered with more than 85 schools, including Mundelein High School's National Honors Society, to help plant 400 trees on April 17, 2021, to offset its school's paper usage during one academic year.
Tree-Plenish mentors students through a step-by-step process to achieve their ultimate goal: hosting their own tree-planting event. With the help of Tree-Plenish, students calculate their school's paper usage.
Throughout the winter and early spring, students and schools plan their tree-planting events. Students start in January to market their event to the community, with the goal of getting residents to request a tree to be planted in their yard on the day of the event.
This tree request process continues until about one month before the event is to take place to allow time for the trees to be ordered and delivered.
Students also reach out to their community to recruit volunteers to help plant trees. These events are a perfect opportunity for members of the community to stay connected and involved during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents can request a tree to be planted in their yard by visiting www.tree-plenishevents.org/mundelein.
If homeowners are unable to request a tree, they can make a monetary contribution or choose the "donate a tree" option, which is also available for those who do not reside in Mundelein but still wish to have a tree planted around the Mundelein community.
Tree-Plenish is a student-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization striving to build sustainable communities through youth engagement. Together, with students from Mundelein High School's National Honor Society, Tree-Plenish hopes to drive Mundelein toward a sustainable future.