Story by Darragh Worland, originally published April 2010 on Tonic.com
Philadelphia is about to get a whole lot greener thanks to a major tree planting effort. Mayor Michael Nutter has set a goal of planting 300,000 trees in the city by 2015, according to a press release. That's going to take a lot of green thumbs! The tree planting campaign, designed to help improve the city's environment, health, quality of life and even its economy is kicking off this Saturday. Corporate citizens, organizations, institutions and residents will be asked to join the cause.