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Green Bay Packers plant more than 400 trees for 'First Downs for Trees' program

Posted: 8:46 AM, Jul 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-08 09:54:55-04

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers along with several supporters and sponsors planted 437 trees in communities throughout Wisconsin as part of its 'First Downs for Trees' program.

The Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes and the DNR Secretary Designee, Preston Cole were on hand during a ceremonial planting Monday at Titletown Park. The 'First Downs for Trees' is in its ninth year as part of the Packers recycling and landfill diversion program. The Green Bay Packers say each year, roughly 450 tons of carbon is emitted by the Packers air charters to road games. The program is a way to have a smaller footprint by investing back into the communities.

Since 2011, 4,707 trees have been planted through the program.