February 12, 2014

Trees Distributed at South Tucson Healthy Habits Fair

Katie Gannon from Tucson Clean and Beautiful with the young trees for residents.

Katie Gannon from Tucson Clean and Beautiful with the young trees for residents.

On Saturday, January 21st, the City of South Tucson held their 3rd annual Healthy Habits Fair at the John Valenzuela Youth Center! The fair helped to educate the community about programs, activities, and lifestyle changes that could encourage healthy habits. There were many groups and organizations on hand to educate people about healthy eating, community gardens, biking and bike programs, walking, public health, and many other active lifestyle programs and opportunities.

Residents visiting tables and booths set up outside of the John A. Valenzuela Youth Center.

Residents visiting tables and booths set up outside of the John A. Valenzuela Youth Center.

Tucson Clean and Beautiful¬†as well as representatives from the Mayor’s office were present to represent the Trees for Tucson program and Mayor Rothschild’s 10,000 Trees Campaign. Trees can be a great addition to a healthy community. Planting a tree at your home can provide shade,¬†improve curb appeal, lower energy bills, cool the area around your home, and improve air quality. The trees were a hit at the Healthy Habits fair, and 55 trees went home with residents to be planted, and to improve their community. Although it rained a little in the morning, the City of South Tucson’s Healthy Habits Fair was a great success!

 

 

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