After the 20 Million Trees Program was eliminated quite a number of citizens have reacted negatively and contacted Trees for Woolwich to inquire about the impact on planting and what they can do to help. Trees for Woolwich has received no provincial funding so it is not directly affected. In the larger picture, however, it is clear that with fewer resources province wide there will be fewer trees planted. Trees are needed to control water runoff, erosion and to sequester carbon.
Several citizens have come up with creative actions. Dr Barbara Schumacher donated generously to assist Trees for Woolwich with their planting program. Richard MacBride and Ardith Frey made the decision to donate their carbon credit of $231 to Trees for Woolwich. Richard is encouraging others to do the same. Richard posted the following "It’s income tax filing time. Receiving a tax credit or carbon tax rebate doesn’t feel right to us as seniors who are responsible for part of the environmental mess and the dangers and destruction caused by climate change.
While realizing we need to do more, we will, on behalf of future generations, donate this $231 rebate to a non-profit organization that is fighting climate change. Join us.