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2013 National Arbor Day Awards

Good Steward Award

Plant With Purpose

Plant With Purpose

Plant With Purpose, a non-profit based in San Diego, California, is the recipient of the Good Steward Award. With projects in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania, Burundi and Thailand, Plant With Purpose pursues solutions that preserve land for future generations without harming jobs and livelihoods. Their pioneering work to bring clean stoves—designed to conserve energy and wood, while reducing harmful fumes—has already improved lives and livelihoods.

This year’s winners are:

Award winners are recognized for their leadership in the cause of tree planting, conservation,and environmental stewardship.

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world are honored each year at our annual Arbor Day Awards celebration held in Nebraska City, Nebraska. The awards ceremony is part of the annual Arbor Day weekend celebration held at Lied Lodge & Conference Center.

Photos provided by: ACTrees - Burnell Fischer - City of Carmel, IN - City of Valparaiso, IN - Dimensions Educational Research Foundation - Donna Love - Dr. Waddell Barnes - Eden Reforestation Projects - Florida Forest Service - Friends of Grand Rapids Parks - ©Joseph O’Brien / USDA Forest Service - Kemba Shakur - Lakeshore Learning Materials - Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board - Northern Indiana Public Service Company - Plant With Purpose - Punta Gorda - Steve Schroeder - Texas Forest Service - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - The Salinas Californian - UPS - Urban ReLeaf