Planting Trees – it’s just science!
It’s one of the biggest and cheapest ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to address climate change – planting trees!
New research has been released by world scientists who calculated that the planting billions of trees across the world will make a difference to our environment without encroaching on crop land or urban areas.
At our Georgina farm, that sits beside Lake Simcoe, kids helped us plant new trees to enhance our finished unstructured play area. This space, that includes a water pit with a tree trunk bridge, climbing trunks and a circle of stumps that are great for jumping, hosts our summer campers and kids from our community programs. We estimate that this year, more than 1-thousand young people will use this 15-thousand square foot area to reconnect with nature and learn about natural systems.
This outdoor experimental learning environment and unstructured play space is partially funded through a capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Trees absorb carbon dioxide emissions that drive global climate change. Scientists say a world wide tree planting program could remove two-thirds of all emissions from human activities!
ClearWater Farm kids are doing their part!