Barrington High School Students are Planting Trees Around the Community to Offset their School's Paper Usage
In partnership with the non-profit Tree-Plenish, National Honor Society students at Barrington High School will be planting over 400 trees in the yards of local residents in order to offset their school's paper usage. The event will be taking place at Barrington High School on April 17th from 9:00am-1:00pm.
Throughout the year, students have been working hard to plan these tree-planting events. They calculated how much paper the school used during an academic year and converted the amount into a number of trees. The students marketed their event to their local community and got residents to order trees for their property. On the day of the event, volunteer teams are going to plant the saplings in the yards of residents and on multiple District 220 school campuses that requested them.
The students are hosting this event in partnership with Tree-Plenish, a student-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization striving to build sustainable communities through youth engagement. Together with Tree-Plenish, students from Barrington High School's National Honor society hope to drive Barrington towards a sustainable future.