Walk Green 2016 in Chicago, IL
On June 12, 2016, the BAPS Charities Walk Green in Chicago, IL saw enthusiastic involvement from the local community, hosting over 989 walkers. In total, nearly 3,065 miles were walked in support of a wide range of local community, health, educational, environmental and humanitarian activities.
This year, BAPS Charities Walk Green, organized in more than 50 cities across North America, supported The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to plant and restore over 1.6 million acres of land by planting one billion trees by 2025 through their Plant a Billion Trees initiative. This walk also supported Bartlett Park District.
Increased development, disease infestations, and the effects of climate change are all factors threatening America’s forests and the basis for sustaining life on Earth. The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. With over 1 million members, the organization protects more than 119 million acres of land, thousands of miles of rivers, and operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally since 1951.
In collaboration with them, BAPS Charities walks across North America, appropriately named Walk Green, will contribute to rejuvenating our dying forests by helping plant over 70,000 trees in 2016.