IS JOINING WITH THE EARTH DAY NETWORK
TO CELEBRATE TREES FOR THE EARTH.
- Trees help lessen the impact of climate change. They absorb carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. In fact, an acre of mature trees absorbs annually the same amount of carbon dioxide produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.
- Trees help us breathe clean air. Trees absorb pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.
- Trees help communities. Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income. This is especially beneficial for poor communities overseas.
Earth Day 2016: It is a great day to plant a tree, tend a tree or just enjoy one!
For more information about the Catholic Climate Covenant