Tree Climb For Kids (or adults!)

-There is a designated tree in the park that the kids can climb. Eduardo will be providing harnesses and taking all safetly percautions to assist the kids

  • Leader of Tree Climb: Eduardo Medina:About Eduardo Medina: “I am on the national personnel development staff of Davey, the Tree Experts. Davey is one of the largest tree care and landscape companies in the USA. As a member of that national staff, I train Davey tree care workers throughout the USA. I also am President of the Hispanic Committee of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and a member of the safety committee of that large international trade organization. Finally, I am the leader of a small group of highly trained professional tree care workers in the Chicago area. All of the tree care workers in this small Chicago-area group have the highest industry certification available in the tree care profession, the “Certified Arborist” credential. And all of these workers speak English and Spanish.

Eco-Craft Making:

There will be a craft area at the festival for children to learn how to make crafts out of recycled items and natural debris.

Hula-hoop Instructors:

There will be a group of professional hula-hoopers called Urban Tree coming out to perform and supply hula-hoops for kids to practice on at the festival.

Walk-through Zen Garden:

Carbon Day festival organizers and volunteers will be creating a Zen Garden in the grass out of natural debris and recycled items.

Insect Petting Zoo:

Pet the most friendly crawly creatures and learn how they help plants grow!

Live Painting:

There will be artists at the festival doing live painting.

Recycled Art:

There will artists bringing their displays of art they have made out of recycled material!


State Representative Karen May one of the sponsors of the State Resolution, will be present to discuss the State’s climate action programs, followed by keynote speaker, Suzanne Malec-McKenna, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Environment.  She will enlighten the audience about green initiatives in Chicago.

Tree Facts

• Two mature trees provide enough oxygen for a family of four.
• One acre of trees removes 2.6 tons of CO2 per year.
• About one third of the United States of America is covered by forests
• The average tree in an urban area has a life expectancy of only 8 years.
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