2010 Arbor Day Awards

Public Awareness of Trees Award

Mayor John Hickenlooper of Denver, CO

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and the Mile High Million Tree Initiative received the Public Awareness of Trees Award for bringing attention to the importance of planting trees. The City of Denver and Mayor Hickenlooper created the initiative to triple the metro area's tree canopy to 18 percent by 2025, and the Denver Greenprint Council worked with many groups to spread the word.

Mile High Million Tree Initiative of Denver, CO

Sara DavisThe Mile High Million group took advantage of local resources to inform the citizens of Denver about the need to plant trees. More than 1,000 delegates and dignitaries from the Democratic National Convention volunteered at 30 community-project sites around Denver. The delegation included Michelle Obama and former president Jimmy Carter. The group also worked with the NBA's Denver Nuggets and Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies to draw attention to the initiative.

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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.

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