Sports and Outdoors

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vote online, get more trees for Indiana

Indiana DNR Release:

Hoosiers can vote to have more trees planted in their state at but so far the neighbors to the north are outvoting Indiana, with $1,400 worth of votes to Indiana’s $1,000.

Only one vote per person is allowed. Those who have already voted can encourage friends to vote.

The Odwalla Plant a Tree Program is in its third year and already has been responsible for the planting of 160,000 trees elsewhere. This is the first year that it’s available in Indiana and all 49 other states.

The program allows a person to “vote” for the state in which he or she wants trees to be planted. Each “vote” results in $1 for the state parks of the voter’s state of preference to use to plant trees.

Once the program closes and each state has its final dollar amounts, each state can begin to use the funds, which must be used to purchase trees. Each state decides the type of tree it wants, then submits invoices to Government Solutions Group (GSG), which runs the program, for payment, or pays invoices and submits to GSG for reimbursement.

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