- Support urban tree-planting programs
- Fund plantings in tropical rainforests
- Prevent deforestation
- Encourage community involvement
Each year, the highest-earning AAZK chapter wins a tree planted in its honor. But the heart and soul of the competition is really about the chapters' dedication to conservation and action. Registration for the 2015 campaign runs from October 1, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Fundraising lasts through March 1, 2015. Read about it here.
Here are the results of the 2014 competition:
- Brookfield AAZK Chapter: $1,860.45
- Greater Philadelphia Chapter of AAZK: $1,100
- Lincoln Park AAZK Chapter: $1,195
- Dallas Chapter of AAZK: $500
- Columbus AAZK Chapter: $500
- Portland AAZK: $445
- Greater Baltimore AAZK: $391
- Birmingham Chapter of AAZK: $340
- Greater New Jersey AAZK Alliance: $100
- Puget Sound Chapter of AAZK: $64
Our thanks to all participating AAZK Chapters. A special shout-out to Brookfield for extraordinary efforts four years in a row!
Want to help? Contact your local zoo or aquarium to see if their AAZK Chapter is participating in the 2015 challenge—and, if so, donate or offer to help them plant. Many members of our Arctic Ambassador Center network take part. Check out our list to find one near you!