LINCOLN, Neb., December 11, 2018/3BL Media/ – Oklahoma Gas & Electric is providing 1,500 free trees to customers in its service area through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting.
New Programme Recognizes Cities and Towns for Excellence in Community Forestry
LINCOLN, Neb., December 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today unveiled their Tree Cities of the World Programme, an initiative to recognize communities across all continents that meet core standards for the care and planning of community trees and forests.
I just noticed that it’s National Arbor Day here in the U.S. and it gave me a flashback to the launch of something 11 years ago that I’m proud to know is still going strong – Dell’s Plant a Tree program.
The national nonprofit Living Lands & Waters began its MillionTrees Project in 2007 by collecting and planting acorns. The group harvests the growing saplings and partners with communities and companies like General Motors to meet its ambitious goal – growing 1 million trees across the United States. This year, 27 GM facilities in seven states are taking part, providing more than 25,000 oak trees to employees and their families for Earth Day and Arbor Day plantings.
With Arbor Day being celebrated on Friday, Consumers Energy is reminding Michigan residents to choose the right tree for the right place as they plant and to always call MISS DIG 811 before putting a shovel in the ground. “Spring is a great time of year to plant trees and do work around the house. We want to encourage people to plant the right tree in the right place and to dig safely as they carry out tree planting projects,” said Guy Packard, Consumers Energy’s vice president of electric operations.
BJ’s launches second annual #ItsMyTree photo challenge to highlight Members’ favorite trees
LINCOLN, Neb., April 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation is planting a half million trees in our nation’s forests by the end of spring of 2016 thanks to the continued support of BJ’s Wholesale Club and BJ’s Charitable Foundation. In 2013, BJ’s committed one million dollars to plant more than one million trees in forests of need and communities devastated by natural disasters by the year 2020.
UPS has helped the Arbor Day Foundation Plant more than 400,000 trees
by Dan Lambe
The Arbor Day Foundation’s mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners. The impact the Arbor Day Foundation makes on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs.
Iconic Beauty Company Honored for Tree Planting and Sustainability Efforts
DALLAS, April 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As the nation celebrates Arbor Day, Mary Kay Inc. is receiving the Promise to the Earth Award during the 2015 Arbor Day Awards. The award recognizes the global cosmetic company’s commitment and contribution to tree planting, conservation and sustainability. The honor is being awarded to Mary Kay Inc. during the awards ceremony held April 24-26 at the Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Neb.