John Morris is always on the lookout for ways to make the Sacramento area a little greener. A teacher with more than thirteen years of experience, the growing impact of climate change prompted him to look for ways to make a difference.
“I had become increasingly aware of global warming and its effects,” says John. “Planting trees with local organizations is an easy way to get involved.”
Partnering with the Sacramento Tree Foundation, John works with local cities to plant trees, pick up trash, and make the city he lives in a little greener. The Sacramento Tree Foundation provides the trees and materials for John and volunteers like him to help cultivate Sacramento’s urban forest. John sees his volunteer work as part of being a member of the community and hopes his example will inspire students to get involved with their local environmental volunteer groups.
“It’s something everybody should do to give back to the planet when you can,” says John. “I’m looking for ways to get students involved as well.”
A teacher with Visions for three years now, John enjoys the one on one connection with students and families and is particularly proud of seeing his students rise to meet the challenges of the pandemic.
April is National Volunteering Month; a perfect time to get out and find ways to give back to your local communities! See this news Post for more information and tips on how to find a volunteering opportunity that’s right for you.