Michigan Arbor Day Alliance’s Go Green Youth Challenge

Is your child looking to get involved in helping the environment? The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance’s Go Green Youth Challenge would be a great project for them to work on this winter. Get the details in their announcement below:

In five short years we have planted 1,013 trees in Michigan. Want to help make that number grow?

The Michigan Arbor Day Alliance’s Go Green Youth Challenge (GGYC) teaches Michigan students to be good caretakers of our natural resources by getting them involved in their schools and communities. It does this by challenging them to collect coins to plant trees. All money raised goes directly to trees planted right here in Michigan.

Michigan Arbor Day Alliance - Go Green Youth Challenge

Any preK-12th grade student can participate. Students can collect coins as an individual or as part of a classroom or club. Teachers, parents, and club leaders provide the guidance and support the kids will need to organize their own collections.


The contest runs from January 11 until March 28, 2016. All donations must be received by April 4, 2016 in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize – a tree planting of their very own and an invitation to the State Arbor Day Celebration in Lansing. All students receive prizes for participating.

And if fundraising just isn’t your thing…

The GGYC program also includes a Creative Writing Contest. This contest will also begin on January 11 and ends on March 7, 2016. All types of creative writing will be accepted. So use your imaginations and think about “What would happen if trees were in charge.”


Details and rules for both of these contests can be found on our website: www.miarbordayalliance.org. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Hunnell, Program Coordinator, at miarborday@gmail.com.

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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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  • This looks like a great event! In the Green Spirit I wanted to let all of you know that you can recycle old phones and other devices at any Genius Phone Repair for no charge! Old electronics are becoming a problem in landfills and we are happy to be able to help by offering a free recycling spot! You can drop off your phones at any of our two Ann Arbor locations: http://www.geniusphonerepair.com/locations.php

    Let’s Keep Ann Arbor Green!

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