Community Members Plant a Tree at Plummer Park for Earth Day 2022

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Earth Day 2022 - Photo via council member John Erickson's Twitter account.

Community members gathered at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, for a tree-planting ceremony in recognition or Earth Day, which was celebrated on March 22, 2022. The new tree was planted at the park area adjacent to N. Fuller Avenue, on Friday, April 29th, which is usually reconized as Arbor Day throughout the nation (this year marks Arbor Day’s 150 Year Anniversary, but this year the City of West Hollywood opted to make the tree planting about Earth Day instead).

Mayor Lauren Meister and Council member John Erickson attended the event with Pathways LA, an organization committed to assuring access to evidence-based and best practices in early childhood services for children of all abilities and incomes. Over the years, Pathways’ programs and services have expanded to meet the growing needs of vulnerable children and families, and today is a recognized leader in early care and education resources for families in its service area.

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Earth Day 2022 – Photo via council member John Erickson’s Twitter account.

The annual event aims to raise community awareness about the vital role that trees play in the urban environment, the City will highlight its annual tree planting event, Heritage Tree Program, and Urban Forest Management Plan, on its social media channels.

EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 150,000 partners in over 192 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

According to their mission statement, our world needs transformational change. It’s time for the world to hold sectors accountable for their role in our environmental crisis while also calling for bold, creative, and innovative solutions. This will require action at all levels, from business and investment to city and national government.

That’s where you come in: As an individual, you yield real power and influence as a consumer, a voter, and a member of a community that can unite for change.

Don’t underestimate your power. When your voice and your actions are united with thousands or millions of others around the world, we create a movement that is inclusive, impactful, and impossible to ignore.

Every Earth Day can drive a year of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to create a new plan of action for our planet.

For additional information about the City’s ongoing sustainability efforts, visit www.weho.org/gogreen. For more information, please contact Andi Lovano, City of West Hollywood Community & Legislative Affairs Manager, at (323) 848-6333 or at alovano@weho.org.

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