At their annual conference, ACT noted an opportunity for organizations to pro-actively engage the legal community in their cities to help plant trees. Below is an article that you can use as a calling card to help you introduce the concept to your legal contacts.
The American Bar Association’s national committee has declared a five-year goal for its members to plant one-million trees. Participation is voluntary, and comes from lawyers and law firms working in their own communities. Local law firms may not be very aware of the ABA goal, so local organizations may need to educate them.
Some suggestions on how you can take advantage of ABA’s call to action:
- Make a pitch to the largest law firms in your city, offering the opportunity to stage a day of volunteer service for firms and their clients.
- Offer yourself as a speaker at an upcoming State or Local ABA Chapter Meeting
- Contact your members, board members and friends who are active ABA members and ask them for help in championing this cause locally within the legal community.
- Market holiday tree greetings to law firms, giving them an easy way to plant a tree and thank a client at the same time.
ACT and California ReLeaf would like to know how you do – we hope that the ABA goal will help you open doors to funding, board members, or pro-bono legal help in your community.
To report on your newly developed relationships, contact Alice Ewen, Executive Director of Alliance for Community Trees or Ashley Mastin, Program Coordinator for California ReLeaf. The article mentioned is linked below.