3 Bits – Earthy April

3 Bits periodically provides three bite-sized items of interest about climate news.

1. Teens Take Earth Day Action

The high schoolers from several Boulder Valley (CO) schools are honoring Earth Day with a program called Tree-Plenish. The goal is to plant 1200 trees this spring. Tree-Plenish seeks to encourage and enhance the urban forest in Boulder and surrounding areas and to acknowledge the environmental challenges in the aftermath of the recent Marshall Fire that destroyed almost 1000 homes. For $5.00 one can be the proud owner of an Eastern Redbud, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, or Red Maple sapling. Go, baby, go! (Sources: Daily Camera, Tree-Plenish)

2. Terry’s Truth

“Our kinship with Earth must be maintained; otherwise, we will find ourselves trapped in the center of our own paved-over souls with no way out.” (Source: Terry Tempest Williams, Finding Beauty in a Broken World)

3. An Item of Pinterest

On April 6, 2022, Pinterest announced a ban on false content and the misrepresentation of scientific data regarding climate change. This new stance applies to both content and advertising. Sarah Bromma, Pinterest’s head of policy, was quoted as saying “…this type of misinformation is causing real harm. It’s impeding action on climate change and efforts to build a healthy planet.”   (Source: Reuters)

While the urgency surrounding climate change demands attention, Carbon Credit Cart also wants to showcase where progress is being made and where committed organizations and people are doing their part. We hope you find 3 Bits to be interesting and informative.