On Earth Day (April 21), a group of students from the Hudson High School Environmental Club gave out tree saplings to the community in an effort to offset the carbon dioxide emissions from the high school. The club worked with Tree-Plenish, an organization that mentors students through a step-by-step process to achieve their ultimate goal: hosting their own tree-planting event.

With the help of Tree-Plenish, students calculated our school’s energy consumption to determine their sapling goal. In order to reach their goal number of saplings, students relied on residents of the community to request the saplings to be planted in their yard. We were able to give out 332 saplings of three different species: American Redbud, Flowering Dogwood, and Red Maple. The students are, from left to right, Anthony Cozzolino, Amirul Faysal, Autumn Hopkins, and Warda Mahamud. Way to go! #HudsonHasHeart