Arbor Day

Celebrating Employee Sustainability Engagement…With Trees!

by Carly Greenberg, Manager, ESG Reporting

This Arbor Day we are doing something we have never done before. We will pay for our employees to plant trees…at their own homes.

Hershey has had a steady partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation for four years. During this time, we have sponsored the planting of nearly 700,000 trees in forests near our operations such as the Chesapeake Bay Forest in Pennsylvania and the Fishlake National Forest in Utah near one of our major distribution centers.

Arbor Day Foundation and Bank of America Accelerate Local Climate Resiliency Initiatives in High-Need Urban Communities

Community Resiliency Grant Program Promotes Equity and Sustainable Cities With Tree Plantings, supporting Green Infrastructure Projects
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LINCOLN, Neb., May 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ –The Arbor Day Foundation announced today that Bank of America provided a $250,000 grant to support efforts to increase the number of trees planted in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods in four U.S. cities. This is the third grant Bank of America has provided to the Community Resiliency Grant program, totaling $750,000 since 2019.

Dairyland Partners With Arbor Day Foundation to Plant 72,000 Trees and Help Restore Forests Nationwide

The effort is part of an initiative to encourage auto and motorcycle insurance customers to choose paperless billing
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STEVENS POINT, Wis., April 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Dairyland® has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to help regenerate forests from coast to coast in communities where the auto and motorcycle insurance brand has a strong customer presence.

Dairyland, a brand of Wisconsin-based Sentry Insurance, worked with the Arbor Day Foundation to identify locations where forest regeneration is needed due to natural disasters and other threats. Dairyland will plant more than 72,000 trees—one for each customer who chose paperless billing in 2020.

Nissan and the Arbor Day Foundation Join Forces to Plant 20,000 Trees in Europe in Celebration of 10 Years of Nissan Leaf

In celebration of the pioneering, fully electric Nissan LEAF, the company continues its long-term commitment to address environmental challenges and build a more sustainable future
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PARIS/LINCOLN, February 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Nissan, in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, will be setting-up new roots across Europe. Through a joint initiative to plant 20,000 trees in 2021, the partnership will benefit local communities and drive forward ambitions to combat climate change, reduce air pollution and ultimately enrich those lives of future generations.

Arbor Day Foundation and Williams Collaborating to Reforest New Jersey and Virginia

More than 35,000 Trees Planted to Protect Wildlife Habitat and Waterways
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LINCOLN, Neb., November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced it will partner with Williams, a leading natural gas infrastructure company, to plant more than 35,000 trees in New Jersey and Virginia. The reforestation efforts will help to reestablish natural habitats and waterways, while contributing to the restoration of endangered wildlife.

Keep Moving Forward

Even when we achieve carbon neutrality, the work isn't done

Despite only being a few weeks into this time of great disruption, the impact upon our daily lives has been immense. Likewise, on a macro level, the effect on society and the economy cannot be overstated. Our partners at Forest Trends recently wrote about how protecting intact forests and restoring forests are at the root of mitigating future pandemic risks.

MetLife’s Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebrations Go Virtual


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.

The Hershey Company on Arbor Day

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Happy Arbor Day!

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.

In Times of Uncertainty, Plant a Tree


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.

Planting a Better Tomorrow


This content was originally published on UPS Longitudes

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.


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