Ten Thousand Villages launches campaign to plant 10,000 trees

Ten Thousand Villages in Cleveland Heights, a fair trade retailer at 12425 Cedar Road, will participate in a nationwide campaign to plant 10,000 trees in national forests. The program, which starts April 21 and runs through May 1, invites customers to donate $1 to plant a tree through the Arbor Day Foundation.

Ten Thousand Villages in Cleveland Heights, one of more than 390 Ten Thousand Villages shops throughout the U.S., hopes its customers will contribute, to help plant 150 trees on behalf of the Heights community. Ten Thousand Villages corporate offices based in Akron, Pa., will donate 1,000 trees.

The campaign kicks off an in-store Earth Day celebration April 22 and 23, and connects to the international Earth Day theme, Trees for the Earth (#Trees4Earth). As part of its Earth Day celebration, the store will offer a sale on select “earthly items,” April 21–24.

As a fair trade retailer, Ten Thousand Villages is committed to sourcing products made with sustainable materials and methods. The majority of the products at Ten Thousand Villages in Cleveland Heights are produced by hand. Many artisans recycle materials, such as newspaper, post-consumer magazines and glass, to create innovative and functional products. The store’s product line includes a many items made with natural materials, including bamboo and water weeds.

For more information about Ten Thousand Villages and its campaign to plant 10,000 trees, call 216-575-1058 or visit www.tenthousandvillages.com/clevelandheights.

Laura Potter-Sadowski

Laura Potter-Sadowski is executive director at Ten Thousand Villages in Cleveland Heights and is a Heights Community Congress board member.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 11:40 AM, 04.17.2016