Plant trees at Jersey Village High School
The Green Business Bureau has partnered with Trees For Houston and The New Nursery to donate and plant more than 40, 15-gallon trees at Jersey Village High School.
Volunteers will meet Nov. 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. to plant trees at the school, located at 7600 Solomon Drive.
The GBB, located in Houston, works with companies to help them become green certified — helping to save money while at the same time make a positive impact on the environment.
"We are excited to team up with Trees for Houston and The New Nursery to give back to our community," said Marcos Cordero, CEO and co-founder of GBB. "We are thankful for the opportunity to help teach our youth the importance of community involvement and eco-friendliness."
Trees For Houston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to planting, protecting and promoting trees. The organization has planted and distributed more than 378,000 trees and seedlings.
At the end of the 2009-10 planting season, more than 15,000 trees were planted throughout the Houston area.
GBB is planting with Trees For Houston, under its Trees for Schools program, which plants trees for more than 25 schools each year.
Schools are chosen based on recommendations from the community, such as parents, teachers and neighbors.
Trees For Houston will continue to care for the planted trees for two years by watering, staking and mulching to help ensure the survival of the trees.
To volunteer to help plant trees at Jersey Village High School, or to learn more about getting your business green certified, contact GBB by e-mailing Marcos@gbb.org, calling 713-979-1072 or visiting www.gbb.org.
Troop 44 raises new flags at flood control district
Boy Scout Troop 44, together with its Scoutmaster and staff of the Harris County Flood Control District, recently said farewell to weathered U.S. and Texas flags at the Flood Control District's North Service Center at Beltway 8 and U.S. 249. New flags were raised in their place, and the old flags were taken by Troop 44 for a proper retirement ceremony to take place later this fall.
"We work with various Scouts throughout the year who are earning their Eagle Scout badges or conservation awards," said Heather Saucier, spokeswoman for the Flood Control District.
Troop 44 Scouts Taylor Hanath-Culp, Diego Ruvalcaba, Clayton Marshall and Damian Wilkerson and Scoutmaster Lance Wilkerson conducted a solemn flag lowering and raising ceremony.
Troop 44 is located in the Sam Houston Area Council, Big Cypress District.
The Scouts attend various schools in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District.
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