Encouraging environmentalism in elementary school students - News | Tree Lafayette - Non-Profit in Lafayette, Indiana


LAFAYETTE, IN–Tree Lafayette continues to show elementary students how important trees are to the environment. Volunteers are conducting tree planting demonstrations and explaining the benefits they provide, like creating oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The aim is to encourage young students to become lifelong advocates of environmentalism. 

“Teaching children about sustainability is key to helping our future and combating climate change. Our aim for this presentation program is to cultivate a love and respect for nature and the environment in the hearts of children. We believe education is key to building an appreciation for the beauty and resourcefulness of trees,” says Gene Kroeschen, Tree Lafayette President. Tree Lafayette conducted presentations at Murdock and Edgelea Elementary School in September. The next presentation will take place on Friday, October 8th at Vinton Elementary School, 3101 Elmwood Avenue at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The final presentation will be held on Tuesday, October 12th at Earhart Elementary School, 3280 S. 9th Street at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This year’s educational presentations are made possible by our sponsors Duke Energy, Lafayette Life Foundation, and Tipmont EnviroWatts. We continue to plant and care for trees throughout Greater Lafayette to promote healthy urban forestry. Since 1993, Tree Lafayette has planted over 3,500 trees with the help of volunteers, local sponsors, and community supporters. 


About Tree Lafayette –The Lafayette Tree Fund started in 1993 and is doing business as Tree Lafayette, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The agency's mission is to promote a healthy community by providing education, leadership, and inspiration for planting and caring for trees. We plant and maintain trees on public property and along streets in Lafayette, Indiana.