Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy's ForestNation

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As part of our Earth Day and Arbor Day lesson plans, this year we aim to plant more trees outside our school to care for our planet and communicate our green values. Plus, with ForestNation we have the added value that for each tree kit purchase, they will plant a tree in the country we selected which is Haiti.

With this fundraiser, we hope to help our school to raise money for Recreational Equipment for the students. We also hope to spread the word of how important it is to care for our planet.

– Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy

Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy

At Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy, our high expectations and individualized focus prepare our scholars for college, career, and life. We are passionate about educating future leaders who are destined to make a difference in the world.

We are proud to be socially responsible

Every year our upper grade students run a recycling program during Earth Day and Arbor Day weeks throughout the whole school. Our younger students plant and take care of the Spring Garden and assemble groups to collect trash from our surrounding green areas.

You Plant We Plant Impact

We plant matching trees for every Tree growing kit that companies give to their community, teams or customers. Our nurseries in developing countries like Tanzania plant and take care of these trees as they grow into a forest. We also plant more when people name their Trees on ForestNation.

For every 1000 matching trees ‘We Plant’:

  • 25 tons harmful Carbon Dioxide is offset per year
  • 100 tons of Oxygen is created per year
  • 40 hours of employment is guaranteed for local people
  • 1 hectare of degraded land is reforested

For every 1000 Trees ‘You Plant’:

  • 1000 people are connected to nature
  • 8 hours of work created for our Tree kit makers

We use locally harvested tree seeds in each Tree kit, so people can nurture home grown trees. Each kit is handmade with love by local Tree experts. Every element of the Tree kit is either compostable of biodegradable, leaving zero waste behind.

A tropical tree absorbs 50 pounds of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide per year. That translates to 25 tons of CO2 absorbed per year for 1000 trees. To put this in perspective, around 25 tons of CO2 is emitted per year by 5 passenger vehicles.

Please note that the CO2 aborption per year is a weighted average. This is because trees have low CO2 absorbing capacity in their early years, peaking as they gain maturity and then slowing down as they grow older.

You can learn more about the calculations here.

On average trees produce 4 to 5 times the amount of co2 they sequester each year depending on the species. So we are basing our CO2 number as a conservative estimate at 4 times.

Learn more here.

We plant 1000 trees per hectare as a general standard of reforestation and agroforestry practices. This allows for adequate space for the trees to grow naturally as part of the forest.

It takes 68 hours for 1 person to create 10000 tree seedlings. Then approximately 1 hour per day to maintain every 1000 seedlings.

All this translates 40 hours of work created at our nurseries for every 1000 trees.