This Friday marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day! FruitaBü, makers of all-natural fruit snacks for kids, is challenging Americans to celebrate by making small changes within their communities by planting trees through the “Fruit Tree 101” program. Planting trees is an easy way for adults and children to get involved with celebrating Earth Day. Although planting any type of tree introduces oxygen back into the environment, planting fruit trees also teaches about healthy eating habits.
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation established “Fruit Tree 101” in 2007 in order to address important issues like sustainability, caring for the environment and proper nutrition. The program donates orchards of fruit trees to schools nationwide and provides teachers with an outdoor classroom bearing delicious fruit and invaluable lessons. To date, the “Fruit Tree 101” has planted over 2,220 trees, resulting in nearly approximately 388,830 pounds of oxygen and the ability to offset nearly 500,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from the school grounds each year.
FruitaBü and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation encourage parents, teachers and community leaders to apply for the “Fruit Tree 101” program as one way to contribute and give back this Earth Day. Here are a few ways to get involved:
- Submit your child’s school, or a local school in your community, to receive a schoolyard planting and educational experience.
- Sign up to become a volunteer with the “Fruit Tree 101” program
- Plant a fruit tree in your own yard! The foundation’s tree planting instructions make it easy to successfully grow your own fruit.
- Consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation so the “Fruit Tree 101” program can continue to successfully grow for years to come.