By Deborah Bailey
The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) is calling on Black women across America to take an active role in combating climate change and become part of the international green revolution by participating in the organization’s Trees of Hope campaign.
“The Trees of Hope campaign is borne out of NCNW’s tradition of respect for our shared interconnected global responsibility for the future of Mother Earth,” said NCNW President, Dr. Thelma Daley.
At a ceremony attended by scores of NCNW’s partnering organizations, Daley, said NCNW will work collaboratively with the Arbor Day Foundation to support tree-planting initiatives in Haiti, as well as Mali and Senegal, West Africa. The Trees of Hope campaign will connect local farmers and organizations in the area to plant at least 10,000 trees.