Trees for You and Me is a friendly competition launched by PBI Ambassadors and American Association of Zoo Keepers Chapters. The challenge raises money to:
- Prevent deforestation
- Support reforestation efforts
- Fund plantings in tropical rainforests
- Encourage community involvement
Local AAZK Chapters can host events to raise funds for Trees for You and Me between International Polar Bear Day, February 27, 2016 and Polar Bear Week, October 30-November 5, 2016. The funds raised will go towards the Trees for You and Me Grant administered through the AAZK. This grant furthers AAZK’s and PBI’s quest to fight climate change by asking for grant applicants that will use it for reforestation and habitat revitalization.
The application for the Trees for You and Me grant is due by May 1, 2016 and will be awarded to the recipient of the Trees for You and Me grant on December 1, 2016. Read about it here.
Our thanks to all participating AAZK Chapters. A special shout-out to the Brookfield Chapter for extraordinary efforts five years in a row!
Want to help? Contact your local zoo or aquarium to see if their AAZK Chapter is participating in the 2016 challenge—and, if so, donate or offer to help. Many members of our Arctic Ambassador Center network take part. Check out our list to find one near you.