Hosting an Event
Q: Can this event be done during Covid?
A: Yes! Because schools are not able to have in person activities, we think that this event is the perfect project for students to do during Covid. All the planning will be done virtually in the fall and winter. Tree-planting events will be held outside in the spring. Social distancing and mask wearing will be required. Volunteer groups are small (2-3 people) and are normally friends/family (so they have already been in contact with each other).
Q: How do I start a project in my community?
A: Fill out the interest form under the “Host an Event” tab. We will contact you to set up a call to explain the process in more detail and give you next steps to get started.
Q: Does hosting an event cost money?
A: No. We will handle all the financial aspects of this event, including collecting money from homeowners that request trees and ordering the trees for your event. We will provide you with all the supplies that you need to carry out an event.
Q: How do I figure out how many trees need to be planted?
A: Contact your school’s Main Office. They will be able to tell you how much paper was ordered the past academic school year. (They will probably give you the amount in reams. Each ream is 500 sheets of paper.) Each tree produces 8,000 sheets of paper. Calculate how many trees need to be planted based on how many sheets were ordered.
Q: Who can host an event?
A: Our mission is to leverage the power and passion of youth, so our goal is to have students run the Tree-Plenish events. However, other community members can help lead, as long as there are students involved.
Q: Besides financially, how will Tree-Plenish support me in my efforts to host an event?
A: This relationship is really a partnership. Our team is here to help guide you throughout the process. We have an amazing marketing team that can help you create marketing material. We will regularly check in with you via Zoom calls.
Q: If I host an event, can I get volunteer hours?
A: Yes. We are a 501(c)(3) so we can sign off on volunteer hours and be used as a reference.
Q: When do I host the event?
A: All in person events are hosted in the spring for the optimal planting season. All planning and marketing is done remotely in the fall and winter.
Q: Do I need to host an event through my school?
A: No. While we know that this can be a great project for an environment club to take on, you do not need to be part of a club to host an event. You can do this on your own or with a group of friends. In addition, you do not need to work with your administration. This can be run completely separate from the school.
Q: Where should the trees get planted?
A: We think the easiest and most community driven option is to have residents of the community request trees to be planted right in their yard. However, other options include working with your school administration to have trees planted on your school campus or working with town officials to plant in parks and other public areas.