Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Indianapolis congregation mixes faith and works by tree planting and commitment to watering and maintenance; Indianapolis, IN; 4/14/09

Trees to be Planted at Indianapolis Church Coincides with Greening ...
Central Christian was chosen to receive the trees because it is located in downtown Indianapolis, which has only about a 15 percent tree canopy. "Studies show that urban settings should have about a 25 percent canopy," noted Herrmann. "Trees help mitigate the urban heat island effect, along with all their many other benefits."
Andrew Hart, director of the NeighborWoods program at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, said KIB focuses on neighborhoods that need trees the most, such as areas with a low tree canopy, a high urban heat island effect, high industrial emissions, and a high concentration of children.

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