Celebrate Arbor Day with us at this month’s Living Green workshop! Learn about all the benefits of trees for your landscape, for our communities, and for the planet. The program will cover proper tree selection, placement, watering, pruning, and more. The hands-on portion of this fun workshop will be an opportunity to participate in an Arbor Day Celebration tree planting in the Monarch Haven and Reading Sanctuary Garden located at the Red Mountain Branch Library in the NE corner of the parking lot. The program includes a short overview of the Mesa Climate Action Plan and our commitment to making our city a greener community. Trees are a great solution for heat mitigation, and they help improve our air and water quality. Plus, they absorb greenhouse gasses and pollutants.
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At 22, Jaden Smith has already inked his resume with professions such as actor, director, rapper, artist, activist and brand ambassador for Louis Vuitton and New Balance. He can now add Environmental Champion to the list when he is honored with the title on Oct. 13 by UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Awarded to Smith for his efforts for environmental justice and clean, safe water, he will join a list of previous laureates that include Ted Sarandos, Barbra Streisand, Al Gore and Jeff Skoll. “I am delighted to honor these young leaders of activism and action for climate justice,” said Marilyn Raphael, the Institute’s first black leader. Lawrence Bender, Producer and Co-Chairman of the Board, adds: “There is no doubt that Jaden represents the new generation of environmental warriors who understand not only the climate crisis but also climate justice. I could not be more delighted to pay tribute to him and in so doing help shed light on these most pressing issues.