June 22, 2024

D-R High School Students Partner with Tree-Plenish


Students from Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School are partnering with the nonprofit organization Tree-Plenish to help make their community more sustainable. They plan to plant 400 saplings on April 29 to offset the school’s energy consumption from the past academic year. These trees will be planted at all five schools and in residents’ yards throughout the communities.

Tree-Plenish is a student-led 501(c)(3) non profit organization with the mission of empowering students to create a more sustainable and equitable future through community tree-planting.

Tree-Plenish mentors students through a step-by-step process to achieve their ultimate goal: hosting their own tree-planting event to help offset the carbon their school emits in an academic year. With the help of Tree-Plenish, students calculate their school’s energy consumption to determine their sapling goal. In order to reach their goal number of saplings, students rely on residents of the community to order saplings to be planted by volunteers in their yard.

“Throughout the fall and early winter, students from Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School have been planning their tree-planting event,” said Superintendent Bill Runey. “They are now starting to market their event to the community, with the goal of getting residents to order a sapling, free of charge, to be planted in their yard on the day of the event.”

Residents can order a sapling to be planted in their yard or sign up to volunteer to plant saplings on the day of the event. Residents can choose between Eastern Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, and Sugar Maple saplings.

For more information, visit http://tpevents.org/school/3157. The deadline to order is March 29.


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