Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 10:00 - 13:00
A large part of global warming stems from deforestation that results in the release of carbon dioxide, either directly from slash-and-burn agriculture or from excessive logging.
To take a small step towards reversing deforestation we will gather acorns on and around the Stanford campus area, and then sort out 350 or more high quality specimens for planting in the Bay Area.
Our meeting point is in the Old Union building in the center of Stanford University's campus. After a brief introduction we will fan out over the campus and surrounding areas to collect as many acorns from native oaks as possible. At lunch time we will reconvene, double-check our harvest and discuss strategies to plant these acorns during the upcoming winter rainy season.
Please bring appropriate clothing and, if available, your bicycle for local transportation on and around campus. Also, bring family and friends, and a snack for your lunch.
Event Website: http://350reforest.wordpress.com/