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Experts Discuss Global Water Challenges, Trends, and Solutions

A Discussion with Antea Group Water Experts
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Our global Antea Group water team sat together virtually to reflect back on 2020 and what a rollercoaster of a year it was. They all agreed that while COVID-19 dominated the headlines, significant attention has been placed on how society and governments are awakening to the realities of climate change. With the trends of warming temperatures, fast-melting polar ice, increased incidence and severity of severe weather events, it’s clear that climate change is rearing its ugly head through the disruption of our planet’s water cycle.

Five Ways to Optimize Sustainability Across Global Facilities

Published on EHS Today
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From conducting onsite assessments of nearly 100 global facilities over the past few years and providing desktop and virtual technical advice to many more, we have learned a lot about how to effectively support clients with saving money and reducing their impacts on local communities and natural resources. It doesn’t matter what sector you are in because optimization opportunities are very similar across industries.

The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus Programs

College Campuses and Healthcare Facilities Across the Country are Dedicated to Establishing and Maintaining Healthy Community Forests
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Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus programs: Higher Education, K-12, and Healthcare.

Weighing Approaches to Reduce Land-Use Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Increase Carbon Storage in Ecosystems

Prioritizing options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from land use based on ProLand’s insights from local experts and lessons learned
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Tetra Tech’s Tim Holland wrote this piece to discuss how countries can best determine prioritizing options for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land use.

The Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees Aim to Reduce Energy Consumption

Homeowners are Strategically Planting Trees in Partnership with Local Utility Providers, Public Agencies, and Other Organizations.
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Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs are designed to help utility companies, municipalities, and corporate organizations distribute trees to their communities. The core purpose is to lower energy bills, improve air quality, sequester carbon, and manage stormwater runoff.

Enbridge's ESG Commitments Earn Favorable Attention From Sustainability Rankings

Tapped by S&P Global Ratings, DJSI and Carbon Disclosure Project as an energy industry leader
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In November, Enbridge became the largest company in North America’s oil industry—and the first midstream energy company in Canada—in committing to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050.

Alliance for Community Trees Groups are United in an Effort to Plant Trees for a Better Tomorrow

This Nationwide Network of Local Nonprofit Tree Planting Organizations is United in an Effort to Plant Trees for a Better Tomorrow
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Local impact happens when community-based tree planting organizations create projects that involve citizens, schools, churches, and government. This is the work of the 160 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. These passionate nonprofit organizations are the boots on the ground — a grass-roots network united in their purpose of improving communities and towns across the country with trees.

Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery

Bringing Hope, Healing, and New Trees to Communities Beginning to Rebuild
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Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery program.

Since 2005, the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery program has been devoted to providing restoration assistance for disaster-stricken communities. In 2020, the program was able to produce major accomplishments through an adversity-stricken year.

Tree City USA: Celebrating the Importance of Urban Tree Canopies

With the Benefits of Strong and Sustainable Urban Forestry Programs, Communities Can Thrive.
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The Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country thanks to support of Foundation members and partners. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, nearly 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

The Arbor Day Foundation's Time for Trees Initiative

Time for Trees Year in Review
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In 2020, the Arbor Day Foundation made significant progress towards the Time for Trees initiative's landmark goal:

  • 56,048,771 trees planted
  • 5,852,132 planters gained
  • 18 corporate partners

Our goals through this initiative are to plant 100 million trees and inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry our mission forward — all by 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation.

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