LAH’s EnvisionAustin 2022 winners have developed a mission to close the tree canopy gap between higher and lower-income communities in Austin. Through our research, we discovered that West Austin has an index of 78%, while East Austin has an index of only 22%, where people of color make up the majority of the population. Both adults and children are negatively affected by the lack of trees and green spaces, and Texas Trees for Change aims to promote both environmentalism and social justice through planting trees in East Austin elementary schools.
We hope you will join us in our efforts to work towards a greener future! Click here to visit our HornsLink: https://utexas.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/txtrees4change
For more information, please visit https://thetexasorator.com/2023/02/22/texas-trees-for-change-is-addressing-austins-tree-inequity-problem/