LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Tree Lafayette is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The worldwide annual event was started on April 22nd, 1970. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tree Lafayette pushed celebrating the event back. Now, South Seventh street has 19 new trees. The trees, funded by Subaru of Indiana Automotive, were planted ahead of the celebration back in April.
"We think that this is a great organization to align our overall business philosophies with. Things that are actually going to help people in the Lafayette community," said Scott Brand.
Hile celebrating the 50-year milestone. Executive Director Bill Arthur warned against the recent relaxing of environmental regulations.
"If we relax these rules then we're just gonna go back to polluted streams, lands, and air. So, it's important that we make Earth Day a primary focus," said Bill Arthur.
Tree Lafayette is in need of volunteers for their future projects. If interested, you can find more information at https://www.treelafayette.org/