MADEIRA, Ohio (WKRC) - A non-profit created by students at Madeira High School is having a big impact on our environment.
“Global warming is becoming a big issue and if we don’t have trees, well that’s how we are able to live,” senior Corinne Torborg said.
The group of six students created Good Natured with the goal of replenishing Cincinnati’s tree canopy.
“People know it’s a problem but don’t think it’s the most pressing issue right now,”
Torborg said. “But if we don’t do something about it soon, we are going to have a problem with our environment.”
They partnered with the organization Taking Root with the goal of replanting 2 million trees in Cincinnati.
“The president of our organization has taught us a lot,” Torborg said. “He’s showed us lots of pictures of how the tree canopy used to be huge in our area and it’s just diminished over the years.”
One of the reasons for that is because in Madeira, people are not required to replant new trees when houses are torn down. Because of that, the students are working to create new legislation.
“We don’t see that immediate impact so people don’t think they need to make an immediate change,” senior Payton Oliver said, “but in reality, it’s going to happen pretty soon so we do need to combat any issues regarding climate change.”
The students will be selling T-shirts and succulents at Roads, Rivers, and Trails in Milford this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2.