The event is open to all ages and genders. This is part of the Mennonite Men’s Campaign to plant 1 million trees by 2030. We Need Trees for the Very Air We Breathe. Planting and protecting trees are critical solutions to the life-threatening problem of climate change. The United Nations lists these as top solutions in its call to action, as trees are the best and most cost-efficient means for sequestering climate-warming carbon dioxide. Trees not only sequester carbon but are critical for land restoration, biodiversity, and sustaining human life. Nothing threatens our global village more than climate change. Deforestation is a major cause of this crisis as tree and forest loss continue, dramatically reducing the earth’s most important means to sequester carbon and cool the planet. Global tree cover loss continues at an alarming rate of nearly 12 million acres each year. Come join us to plant some trees and help combat the effects of climate change!