Planting trees at schools has many benefits. Trees in a school yard improve air quality and can reduce temperatures in warm climates by 10°F. They provide shade in hot temperatures and and new signs of life. They are a small environmental investment that will pay dividends for decades to come. When school communities get involved in the process, tree projects can also provide multi-disciplinary learning for students of all ages. It teaches them about plants and shows them how their efforts make an impact that they and their communities can revisit for years.

Clean and Green Pomona, in collaboration with the Cal Poly Pomona Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, and Pomona Unified School District, are pleased to announce that grant funds have been awarded to plant trees across eight Pomona Unified School campuses starting this fall. The school sites selected are: Kellogg, Allison, Barfield, Kingsley, San Antonio, Philadelphia, Arroyo and Harrison. This will be an opportunity for all community volunteers to come together and especially those families closely associated with the campuses.

If you would like to get involved in the tree planting initiative, please check ‘Citizens for a Better Pomona’ Facebook page for updates or check with these schools for information on how to get involved. You can also contact Clean & Green at roncobas@gmail.com