Trees and wetlands sequester carbon, suck up storm water, provide relief from extreme heat and help purify the air. A recent IPCC report found that the restoration of both are important in responding to climate change.
Ahead of Arbor Day, we learn about efforts in the Chicago area to create more wetlands, plant more oak trees and create tree canopies in areas that have low coverage.
GUESTS: Lydia Scott, director of the Chicago Region Trees Initiative at The Morton Arboretum
Paul Botts, executive director at The Wetlands Initiative
Karen Weigert, director of Loyola University’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility