For Immediate Release:
UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center invites you to recyle your holiday trees this year. Please RSVP to [email protected] if you will be bringing your tree. You can drop trees between now and Sunday morning at:
UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center
1107 24th Avenue (@ Spring St.)
Chipping will take place Sunday between 10am and 1pm. Volunteers are also welcome to come and help out or hang out on Sunday.
Trees Recycled are GOOD:
* Can be ground up and used as mulch in gardens, at farms, on trails, or in animal stalls.
* Can be used as sand and erosion barriers on the Puget Sound, streambeds, and lakes.
* Can be sunk into private lakes and ponds, where it provides refuge for fish.
Trees NOT Recycled BAD: CHRISTMAS TREES ARE NOT ECO-FRIENDLY WHEN:
* They are discarded with regular trash and end up landfilled or incinerated. Landfilling takes up space, and incineration pollutes the air.
* They are burned in your trash, causing air pollution and creosote buildup.
This is the first in a series of actions, by UmojaFest Peace Center and GroundUP, Alley Cat Acres, HomeGrown Organics, and the Yesler Terrace Community Green Project.