The Go Green Youth Challenge was a program that engaged Michigan youth in environmental stewardship, community development and service-learning through a statewide effort to plant trees in Michigan. Children, pre-K through 12th grade, were challenged to collect coins, as an individual, classroom or club, from January - April. The coins collected fund community tree plantings and program outreach.
Sadly, the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance chose to discontinue the Go Green Youth Challenge program in 2016. However, the tree planting grant program remains! It will now simply be called the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance Tree Planting Grant.
These grants are available to local units of government, public educational institutions, public libraries, non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations, churches and tribal governments.
Tree planting sites include cities and towns, school yards and conservation areas such as stream bank stabilization and habitat restoration. Through a survey, participants can provide input on where trees should be planted throughout Michigan.
Michigan Arbor Day Alliance would like to thank everyone who participated including the sponsors, ITC Holdings, Lansing Board of Water & Light, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Eaton Conservation District and Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.
2018 Grant Applications are now live!
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018
Grant Application - pdf
Fillable Forms Grant Application - pdf (download required)
*Actual signature required on application. Electronic signatures are NOT accepted.*
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