2022, SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, USA
Grant High School students Mai Lee, Husia Lee, and Visay Phasavath proposed and implemented a drought-tolerant tree planting on their school’s campus. The trees will provide shade, help capture and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, as well as create an attractive space on campus for students to gather. The team reached out to Sacramento Tree Foundation for assistance, and the organization provided trees, as well as guidance on tree species, planting techniques, and proper care of the saplings. Fellow students Joscelyn Lor, Tatiana Blackmon, Ariya Vue’s proposal also helped obtain funding and materials needed to make the tree planting project a success.