We Plant Trees For a Better Tennessee
We’re using proven actions
to help our air, land, water, and community.
We plant trees where they offer more direct benefits for people.
No politics— everyone wins when we plant trees!
Planting trees along highways and other large roadways is linked with reductions in air pollution*.
Green Interchange was the idea of Congressman Mark Green, whose love of the outdoors motivates him to protect and beautify our environment. Our mission is to plant trees and establish and sustain natural systems for healthier communities, economies, and quality of life.
How We Work
Simple and Effective.
We plant trees where they have maximum impact along roadways, waterways, and in "other ways" such as public spaces or other places. Trees and other natural infrastructure offer outstanding benefits, for instance:
"Noise and vegetative barriers can reduce downwind pollutant concentrations near roads."
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
"Forested stream banks act like a sponge, filtering out excessive nutrients, sediment, and other pollutants that run off from the land that would be damaging if they entered a stream. "
- Christina Catanese , The EPA Blog
Green Interchange is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit conservation and education organization. Together Green Interchange works with members, donors, partners and volunteers that support our programs to offset CO2 emissions one Tennessean at a time.
* "Throwing Shade: Exploring the Benefits of Trees", EPA