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New NWF Program: Erthnxt: Trees for the 21st Century
The National Wildlife Federation and the national tree-planting and youth education organization, Erthnxt, have combined forces to further environmental literacy, youth volunteerism, habitat restoration, and reversing global warming. Our joint aim is to provide opportunities for scouting and youth groups across America to learn how they can make a difference by planting and caring for trees.
“Erthnxt and its Trees For The 21st Century program share a common purpose with NWF in confronting global warming, protecting and restoring habitats and connecting people and nature, and we’re thrilled to build on our shared goals,” said National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Larry Schweiger.
Erthnxt’s Trees for The 21st Century program joins a suite of National Wildlife Federation’s educational programs including: Eco-Schools USA, the Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Program, Campus Ecology, community and backyard habitat certifications, and will be an important part of NWF’s Be Out There campaign to connect children and families to the outdoors.
“This could not come at a better time for both organizations as we work to prepare today’s children for a world in which they will need more environmental skills, civic-mindedness, and an understanding of how even our most difficult environmental challenges can be addressed by individuals” said Bernard David, Chair of Erthnxt, “the Erthnxt program is carefully designed to provide children with understanding and confidence in their own inner power to learn and to make a difference.”
National Wildlife Federation serves some four to five million youth and children annually through its school programs, award-winning children’s publications, including Ranger Rick, online curricula, neighborhood habitat restoration, parents’ education and signature outdoor events.
ERTHNXT has partnerships with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and the service-learning organization, EarthForce, among others. Most recently, ERTHNXT joined forces with New York Restoration Project to launch Scouts for MillionTrees NYC, a youth education, tree planting and stewardship program aimed at engaging New York City’s 80,000 Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to help achieve Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s and NYRP Founder Bette Midler’s shared dream of planting and caring for one million new trees across New York City.