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Arbor Day Foundation Announces First-Ever 2021 Environmental Equity Grant Winners

Recipients will address climate- and race-related inequities with local tree projects in neighborhoods of need
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LINCOLN, Neb., November 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the recipients of the 2021 Environmental Equity Grant, a first of its kind.

The grant seeks to fund community-based projects that specifically address climate- and race-related inequities through local tree planting initiatives in communities of need across the United States.

TD Bank Celebrates 10 Years of TD Tree Days Program in Partnership With Arbor Day Foundation

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LINCOLN, Neb., November 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ – This year, TD Bank celebrates the 10th anniversary of the TD Tree Days program, a community-based program, delivered in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, that brings people together to help create a more vibrant planet by expanding urban forests and green spaces in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. This year, 21 organizations have been awarded a grant which will allow them to plant native trees in their communities to help improve climate resiliency on a local scale.

Study: Trees Have a $31.5 Billion Impact on Home Values

A university report sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation shows trees make homes more valuable while offering billions-worth of other economic benefits
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LINCOLN, Neb., October 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Homes with trees planted in their yard are worth more — a lot more — than properties without any tree cover, according to a new university study.

The report, conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research and sponsored by the international nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, found that the collective value trees add to private home properties amounts to more than $31.5 billion annually nationwide.

Five Observations From Global Citizen

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By Dan Lambe

I had the great privilege to attend this year's Global Citizen Live Event to support one of our innovative corporate partners Procter & Gamble. Global Citizen is an international movement of citizens who come together in an effort to end poverty by 2030. This year, the event coalesced around three different fronts: defending the planet, defeating poverty, and ending the pandemic.

Arbor Day Foundation CEO Matt Harris to Step Down

Foundation President Dan Lambe to be elevated to president/CEO role
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LINCOLN, Neb., September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Arbor Day Foundation CEO Matt Harris announced Thursday he will step down as the global nonprofit’s chief executive in January 2022. Harris notified the Foundation’s Board of Trustees of his decision at its board meeting this week in Lincoln.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to elevate Foundation President Dan Lambe to the title of president & CEO effective Jan. 26, 2022, to coincide with Harris’s last day with the Foundation.

Arbor Day Foundation and International Paper Host Tree Planting and Distribution Event in Chicago's Big Marsh Park to Support Urban Tree Canopy

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CHICAGO, September 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - On September 17, 2021, International Paper, Arbor Day Foundation and the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI), planted 40 trees in Chicago’s Big Marsh Park. Once an active industrial property, Big Marsh opened as a public park in 2016 with a vision to provide a recreational opportunity that combines habitat restoration with public use. In addition, volunteers from the partners helped distribute 140 trees to community members for planting at their homes.

State Farm and Arbor Day Foundation to Plant and Distribute Thousands of Urban-Area Trees in 15 Cities This Fall

State Farm, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, will be holding more than a dozen tree planting and tree distribution events across the U.S. as part of State Farm’s 2021 nationwide urban planting campaign.
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LINCOLN, Neb., September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - State Farm, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, will be holding more than a dozen tree planting and tree distribution events across the U.S. as part of State Farm’s 2021 nationwide urban planting campaign.

Vertical Supply Group Partners with the Arbor Day Foundation to Further Its Commitment to the Environment

Company will support reforestation in the Econfina Creek Watershed and join the carbon offset project in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
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LINCOLN, Neb., August 25, 2021 /3BL Media/  - Vertical Supply Group is entering a multi-year partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation to support reforestation efforts and carbon offset projects.

International Paper Receives 2021 Friend of the Forest Award

Award from the Arbor Day Foundation recognizes the company’s commitment to using trees and forests to achieve sustainability goals.
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The Arbor Day Foundation has awarded International Paper the prestigious 2021 Friend of the Forest Award. International Paper is among six individuals, nonprofits, and companies who received an Arbor Day Award in 2021.

Helping Regreen Australia – One Tree at a Time

By Arbor Day Foundation
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The Australian bushfires of 2019 and 2020 were without precedent. The fires captured global attention as more than 11 million hectares burned, thousands of homes were destroyed, 33 people were killed, and an estimated 1 billion animals were lost, according to a BBC report.

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