More than 35,000 Trees Planted to Protect Wildlife Habitat and Waterways
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.
7.1 million trees will be planted in forests worldwide by the year’s end
LINCOLN, Neb., October 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On the anniversary of the launch of #TeamTrees, the Arbor Day Foundation announced that the campaign’s goal of planting 22 million trees by the end of 2022 is well underway. Amidst the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, the Foundation will have planted 7.1 million trees spanning more than twenty countries by the close of 2020. Of the 34 projects scheduled for 2020, 24 are fully complete. The remaining 10 are in progress and on track to be finished by the year’s end.
But, please, it’s time to refine the dialogue: While tree-planting events in parks or schoolyards make for great photo opps, we should devote far more time to acts of restoration and conservation. That’s where we really need corporate support, both in the form of dollars and any expertise on the ground your team can provide.
Originally posted in TreesCharlotte's "The Leaflet - Fall 2020"
As the COVID-19 rains kicked in last spring, Truist Financial Corporation threw TreesCharlotte one heck of a life preserver: a surprise gift of $20,850 to salvage the end of our season.
When the N.C. governor enacted shelter-in-place restrictions in March, TreesCharlotte had three major events stranded on the calendar: a pair of 200- plus tree plantings at Mallard Creek High and Parkside Elementary and the final Citywide TreeStore with nearly 1,000 trees to give away.
At International Paper, we mobilize our people, products and resources to address critical needs in our community. See how our support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Community Tree Recovery Program is making a difference in the lives of disaster victims in Orange, Texas.
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Leading tree planting nonprofit rallies partners to raise awareness and action around restoring forest lands devastated by wildfires
LINCOLN, Neb., October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Wildfire Restoration Collaborative, a group of corporate and non-governmental partners dedicated to the long-term restoration of forestlands devastated by wildfires. The Foundation-led initiative connects private sector partners with high-impact tree planting projects aiming to restore critical ecosystems and build resilience against future fires.
The Arbor Day Foundation, which has committed to planting trees worldwide since 1972, outlines a six-fold process for wildfire response. The Foundation’s steps don’t start and end with planting seedlings. Restoration requires time, dedication and certainly collaboration.
Corporations have a place in the process. Once the fire has stopped spreading, the displaced have been sheltered and fed, damages have been assessed and prioritized, and local experts have planted seedlings, corporate partners can come in to supplement the previous work already done.
ATLANTA, Ga. September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The growing urgency of supporting environmental and social justice efforts around the world has fueled a new commitment by UPS to plant more than 50 million trees by 2030, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals period (2015-2030).
This year, tree planting at-scale has gained momentum and media traction – especially around forests’ potential to act as nature’s own carbon removal technology. And with good reason. Trees are an asset that we can’t afford not to use if we want to maintain a livable climate. According to The Nature Conservancy, nature-based climate solutions could account for 37 percent of necessary reductions, with forests, specifically, making the heaviest lifts to remove carbon from the atmosphere.