Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which underscores the importance of protecting the health of our communities, MetLife employees celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day in healthy, innovative, and meaningful ways — while maintaining social distancing.
Since 2013, we have distributed more than 7.4 million tree seedlings to cocoa farmers and 920,000 multi-purpose shade trees as part of our ongoing, industry-leading agroforestry work to protect the forest and preserve biodiversity. It's a commitment that's about more than chocolate — it's about saving our forests. https://bit.ly/2ysXY6r
Each April, we see profound symbolism embedded in Arbor Day celebrations across the country. When we come together to plant trees, we collectively envision the world our grandchildren will inhabit - cleaner, safer, and more beautiful than the one we ourselves inherited.
As we rush to address the urgent, overwhelming global coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to overlook the long-term support systems that maintain our health and wellness.
For those sequestered in city apartments, with no access to parks, green spaces or even trees, the sense of loss is very tangible right now. Of course, that feeling pales in comparison to those dealing with the loss of a loved one or friend due to the unforgiving coronavirus — but it’s a sentiment we must also confront for society at large.
April Marks the 148th Arbor Day — People are Encouraged to Take Action
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 24, 2020 /3BL Media/– International Paper (NYSE: IP), one of the world’s leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has been a proud supporter of the Arbor Day Foundation since 2018. Through their support of the Community Tree Recovery program and the Time for Trees initiative, the company has helped plant trees across the country.
In the Wake of Natural Disasters, New Trees Bring Hope and Healing to Communities Beginning to Rebuild.
Trees play a vital role in our communities. So when natural disasters strike, the loss of trees can be devastating. Damaged buildings and homes are often covered by insurance — but not the trees. The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need to replace trees following natural disasters.
Through this program, residents who lost trees in major disasters caused by wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and insects can receive free trees to plant in their yards. This work is critical for reestablishing neighborhood trees ... as well as a sense of community.
WITH THE BENEFITS OF STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN FORESTRY PROGRAMS, COMMUNITIES CAN THRIVE.
December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ 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, more than 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.