The SCA ended Earth Month with a bang! Our tree planting event at Proksa Park on April 28 brought more than 70 volunteers together to plant 30 new trees, including Aerie Real Foundation Ambassador Aly Raisman, gold medal gymnast and advocate.

Together with the Morton Arboretum’s Chicago Trees Initiative, the Berwyn Park District and the Berwyn Tree Canopy Initiative, SCA staff, alumni and local residents brought trees to a neighborhood where they were needed most so that the community could enjoy their exceptional benefits.

As the world faces growing concerns about climate change, research shows that neighborhood trees and urban forests improve our physical and mental well-being. Planting trees is a powerful way to beat extreme heat, purify the air and enhance public health.

In Chicago, our Urban Green program participants plant trees, build trails and restore habitats while exploring green job opportunities, building leadership skills, and learning about the local environment through environmental education field trips, outdoor recreation and work projects.

Inspire future leaders and combat climate change. Your donation to the Student Conservation Association will be matched, doubling your impact in shaping a sustainable tomorrow.