SOURCE: Tree Musketeers

April 22, 2008 14:46 ET

Tree Musketeers Launches the Partners for the Planet Campaign to Inspire 3 Million Kids to Plant 3 Million Trees Worldwide

The '3 x 3' Tree-Planting Initiative Forwards the Organization's Goal to Encourage Kids to Be Leaders in the Fight Against Global Warming

EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - In celebration of Earth Day, youth-led environmental organization Tree Musketeers is launching a new tree-planting campaign to empower three million kids around the world to plant three million trees to aid in the fight against global warming.

For its Partners for the Planet "3 x 3" campaign, the group will document tree plantings by youth in front yards, parks, and schools, as well as along streets and highways around the globe. This effort will build upon the "One in a Million" campaign that Tree Musketeers launched a decade ago and resulted in one million kids planting one million trees.

Since its founding in 1987 as a "by kids, for kids" group, the El Segundo-based organization has planted or found homes for thousands of trees in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Among its youth-driven projects has been "Trees to the Sea," for which 500 trees were planted to create a green pollution and noise barrier by Los Angeles International Airport.

"We hope other kids will follow our lead and plant trees in their communities, as kids can stop global warming one tree at a time," said 13-year-old Adam Gerard, president of the organization.

Information about the 3 x 3 campaign, including how-to tips for planting trees and other tree-related resources, can be found by visiting www.treemusketeers.org.

About Tree Musketeers

Founded in 1987 by a Brownie Girl Scout troop as the nation's first youth environmental organization, Tree Musketeers (www.treemusketeers.org) continues to expand the vision of its founders, while operating as a nonprofit where kids are the decision makers. The mission of the El Segundo-based organization is to empower young people to be leaders of environmental and social change in the Earth's communities, with kids teaching other kids to become active citizens and community leaders.

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