Richmond High Student’s Rights to an Urban Forest

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On November 2, 2015 Urban Forestry students gathered on a rainy day to reflect on all the benefits that trees provide our communities. These young leaders reflected on how it is our right as members of our community to have clean air, shade to sit under and aesthetic beauty where we live. Students together created an “Urban Forestry Bill of Rights” for their campus, using their voice to represent the whole campus and advocate for their project. Here is our final list!

Richmond High Urban Forestry Bill of Rights

  1. The Right to Interact with Nature Among the Concrete: Richmond High students have the right to have more green space to hang out around during school for our mental health and well being.
  2.  The Right to Good Representation of our Community:  Richmond High students have the right to plant more trees so it could have a better representation and reputation for the school.
  3. The Right to Aesthetic Beauty: Richmond High students have the right to look at pretty trees to improve their mind set.
  4. The Right to Feel Safe Outdoors: Richmond High students have the right to enjoy the outdoors.
  5. The Right to Shaded Areas: Richmond High students have the right to enjoy shade after school while waiting for a ride.
  6. The Right to Less Concrete on Campus: Richmond High students have the right to have more trees outside for lunchtime.

 

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