Go Green Initiative Sets Sights on Trees for Uganda


Well folks, when the Go Green Iniative (GGI) announces they're after something they really mean it. Not too long ago they pointed out via their newsletter that they'd taken on the challenge of raising $100,000 to help the Child2Youth Foundation in Uganda educate children there about their health and its connection to the environment. Now they've lined up a sponsor willing to match every $50 raised by schools from now until October 25th to help get schools in Uganda involved planting trees in that country as part of a program to educate their students about the unsustainable use of trees going on while working to correct the problem at the same time.And to sweeten the deal a bit on this end, GGI is offering the chance to win a $1000 Go Green Grant to any school that raises and donates at least $50 by that October 25th deadline to help the cause. To qualify, the check has to be postmarked by October 25th, with the winner to be announced October 29th. Because as GGI founder and executive director Jill Buck puts it, "These kids have no other advocate as most are AIDS orphans, and this is our chance to help them have a healthy, safe, and prosperous future."

All told, Buck estimates that with the sponsor match it's possible to raise enough cash by the deadline to support the planting of 36,000 pine trees as part of this Child2Youth program.

Go Get 'Em!

See also: The Go Green Initiative Making A Difference In A School Near You , The Go Green Initiative!

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