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Students Celebrate Arbor Day by Planting Trees on Mined Land

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Reforestation is an important part of cutting down on carbon emissions. Trees help absorb carbon from the atmosphere. This document describes a cooperative effort between students, Virginia government, and mining companies to reforest land that had been used for mining.

What are the roles of the state government, private corporations, and young citizens in this example? How might planting trees relate to civic duty?

Source: Mike Abbott, "Students Celebrate Arbor Day by Planting Trees on Mined Land," Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy (accessed July 7, 2009).

How to Cite This Source
Mike Abbott, "Students Celebrate Arbor Day by Planting Trees on Mined Land," in Virginia Civics, Item #10, http://vagovernmentmatters.org/items/show/10 (accessed July 21, 2018).
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