ReForest City: Trees for Community Health and Engagement
Community Change category
Laura Marks wanted to engage residents to plant trees on private property in Cleveland and its inner-ring suburbs. She pitched her ReForest City idea, bringing neighbors together to plant trees in low-income neighborhoods, at Accelerate 2015.
Since February 2015, she has been working to increase publicity and popularity of her community gardening initiative to allow the next generations to enjoy a shady, healthy, vibrant community. She is continuing to plant trees in urban areas.