The Living Legacy Program was the idea of Sovereign Grand Master Wilson D. Berkey, who in 1989 noticed many dead trees in the jurisdictions that he was visiting which aroused his concern for global tree loss. He commissioned this worthy project and his untimely passing in March 1990 caused the program to become his own "Living Memorial" for his untiring work for Odd Fellowship.
The branches of the Family Fraternity have planted over three million trees since the program's inception and we have only just begun. This is our gift to future generations! So please join Odd Fellows and Rebekahs worldwide in planting trees which will better the community in which we live while helping to beautify the world.
Fighting global warning is a priority of all countries and governments. Planting trees has been advocated by scientists for years due to the ability of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, store the carbon and release oxygen for human use.
We in Colorado have a special concern and need to plant trees and reforest our state due to the devastating forest fires of 2012 as well as the past four years of drought.
You can help, plant a tree on or as close to "Arbor Day" during the last week of April, but planting anytime can make a difference in our environment.