Our tour finale is just 3 days away! Some people are wondering if its one specific event on Maui, others think their schedule might get in the way, even more think that they’ll have to shell out some cash to buy trees to plant.
Well, after spending 15 months organizing, planning, and traveling to planting events in all 50 states, we understand that the thought of planting a tree can feel daunting, like a big commitment.
We have always felt that this final planting event – our grand finale here in our home state of Hawai‘i – should be something special. Something everyone can be a part of.
So, we designed it that way!
There are multiple events happening on all of the islands in Hawaii – and all of them are being coordinated in solidarity with Plant a Wish. It doesn’t matter where you are, or what you have, you can join us!
So, without further ado, here are 7 Ways to Be a Part of the Plant a Wish Finale:
1. No cash? Pick up a free tree at one of the many tree giveaways organized by Arbor Day Hawaii on November 5th. Here’s a list of all of the locations. Plant it at home or with a local community group. Don’t be afraid to ask our experts if you’re wondering what type of tree to plant.
2. No car? Plant a tree at your home, at a community planting event within walking distance, carpool, take the bus to one of the events, or plan a planting at your neighbor’s house. We feel that when you plant a tree, you’re really planting it for a future generation anyway, so it doesn’t matter if it’s your house or your neighbor’s house…either way, the future looks bright!
3. Are you a renter? It’s okay, many of us are not landowners in Hawai‘i, which can make it harder to find a place to plant a long-lived tree. Have no fear! There are plenty of community planting events you can attend, and we bet there’s one near you! Our list is being updated daily with new public planting events located on all of the islands.
4. Amateur/Professional Photograher? You can participate by documenting a community planting event or private planting near you. We’re looking to compile all of the photos for listing on our website, in social media, and – with your permission – for potential use in our documentary film.
5. Have a way to shoot video? We’d love more coverage of the tree planting events that are sprouting up all around Hawaii! It doesn’t matter if it’s a camera phone or a fancy camera, it all counts! Connect with one of the local events near you, and contribute by capturing footage of a planting event. In our finished film, we want to create a montage of the awesome efforts in Hawaii, so we’ll need lots of footage to do that. (We can only attend so many events in one day.)
6. Have a gift for gab? Before November 5th, make sure everyone you know has a link to this post (http://plantawish.org/2011/11/7-ways-finale/), and share the Facebook event with all of your friends and Twitter followers! Your help will result in more trees planted for Hawaii’s future! (Tweeps, we’re using the hashtag #PlantHI)
7. Make sure your trees count!*** At the end of the day, head on over to our online form, and let us know what you planted where. We’re planning on creating a fun map and info-graphic that shows the unified effort!
***Don’t forget to plant your wishes!