The students belong to The Better World Club, an extension of the Ponderosa Education Community.
“Planting trees gives me hope that we can change the world one tree at a time,” said 12-year-old Gracycn Veldoen. “After all, we are the re-wilding generation.”
The day was part of the club’s winning pitch, Project Mini-forest, at the Sustainable Development Challenge in February 2023.
With B.C.’s forests still burning, the group believes it is an important initiative more than ever.
“The main reason I did this today is because we all just need a little bit of hope,” said Veldoen.
The Better World Club is open to new members for the fall season for students in Grades 6 to 12.
For more information, contact club director Jamie Stevens by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go online to BetterWorldClub.ca.
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