Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Joins Forces with Fourth-Grade Foresters

Posted by Cara Connolly — April 17, 2008

LINCOLN, Neb. – (April 18, 2008) – More than 2,600 Fourth-Grade Foresters all across Colorado will roll up their sleeves and plant a tree. The kids will become members of Fourth-Grade Foresters of Colorado. The project goal is to help revitalize a remarkable idea – observation of Arbor Day in America’s schools. The 500 Fourth Graders in the Vail Valley School System will become Fourth-Grade Foresters thanks to Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.“Our future generation is the key to assuring our Valley continues to be the unique place it is today.” said Cara Connolly, Public Relations Manager for Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. “It is important that we support their education and the preservation of our surroundings for years to come.”Fourth-Grade Foresters USA was created to provide a simple and inexpensive way for any individual, business or organization to send the 4th Grade students at an elementary school home with a tree of their own to plant and care for. Each fourth grader receives an individually packaged 12”-18” evergreen tree seedling sealed in a polybag by workers with disabilities. Each package will include information about Colorado’s Arbor Day, planting and care instructions, and the name of its sponsor.“This project is made possible because businesses like Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate covered the cost of each of the individually packaged evergreen trees, so that there is no cost to the students, the teachers, the school, or the taxpayer,” Debra Ersch, Cofounder of the Project stated. “It’s a great way for business people, organizations, government agencies and individuals to show their support for the community, education and the environment.”Now in the era of global warming and air pollution, tree planting is even more important than ever. Trees take carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere to help reduce warming and clean the air we breathe. Planting trees is a simple, inexpensive and easy way to address the problem. For more information about the Fourth Grade Foresters for Colorado Project, please call 402-475-5507 or visit the www.freetreesandplants.com website.

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